• Natural satellite - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_satellite A natural satellite, or moon, is, in the most common usage, an astronomical body that orbits a planet or minor planet (or sometimes another small Solar System body).. In the Solar System, there are six planetary satellite systems containing 205 known natural satellites. Four IAU-listed dwarf planets are also known to have natural satellites: Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris.
  • List of natural satellites - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_satellites 90482 Orcus was found to have a natural satellite, later named Vanth, in 2005. 50000 Quaoar, 225088 Gonggong, 120347 Salacia and 174567 Varda have all since been discovered to have moons. As of November 2019, 288 asteroid moons and 107 trans-Neptunian moons (including those of Pluto and Haumea) had been discovered.
  • Natural satellites — Science Learning Hub

    www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/271-natural-satellites A natural satellite is any celestial body in space that orbits around a larger body. Moons are called natural satellites because they orbit planets. Satellites that are made by people and launched into orbit using rockets are called artificial satellites. There are thousands of artificial satellites orbiting the Earth.
  • Natural satellite - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_satellite A natural satellite in astronomy is a smaller body which moves around a larger body. The smaller body is held in orbit by gravitation.The term is used for moons which go around planets, and it is also used for small galaxies which orbit larger galaxies.. Bodies which orbit planets are called moons. They vary in size. The Earth has only one moon.Some other planets have many moons, and some have ...
  • Natural satellite - New World Encyclopedia

    www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Natural_satellite A natural satellite is an object that orbits a planet or other body larger than itself and which is not man-made. Such objects are often called moons.The term is normally used to identify non-artificial satellites of planets, dwarf planets, or minor planets. There are 240 known moons within the solar system, including 163 orbiting the planets, four orbiting dwarf planets, and dozens more ...
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    targetstudy.com/nature/solar-system/natural-satellites The most well known Natural Satellite is the Earth's Moon. The term Moon is often synonymous to Natural Satellites as they are generally orbiting a Planet. Generally speaking, all masses that are part of the Solar System, including the Earth, are Satellites either of the Sun, or Satellites of those objects, such as the Moon.
  • What does NATURAL SATELLITE mean? - definitions.net

    www.definitions.net/definition/NATURAL%20SATELLITE Definition of NATURAL SATELLITE in the Definitions.net dictionary. Meaning of NATURAL SATELLITE. What does NATURAL SATELLITE mean? Information and translations of NATURAL SATELLITE in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web.
  • moon | Examples & Facts | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/science/moon-natural-satellite Moon, any natural satellite orbiting another body. In the solar system there are 172 moons orbiting the planets. Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have 1, 2, 67, 62, 27, and 14 moons, respectively. Other bodies in the solar system, such as dwarf planets and asteroids, also have moons.
  • Natural satellite Facts for Kids

    kids.kiddle.co/Natural_satellite A natural satellite in astronomy is a smaller body which moves around a larger body. The smaller body is held in orbit by gravitation.The term is used for moons which go around planets, and it is also used for small galaxies which orbit larger galaxies.. Bodies which orbit planets are called moons. They vary in size, and are ball-shaped.
  • List of Natural Satellites | The Solar System Wiki | Fandom

    thesolarsystem.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Natural_Satellites In the Solar System, there are 219 satellites. A majority of those moons belong to the planet of Saturn, the second most belonging to Jupiter. The largest of these moons is Ganymede, which is one of the Galilean Moons. See more information on moons here