Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fact of the Day: Many Moons

While the Earth has only one single moon, Jupiter has many more. Many know of the four large moons named Europa, Ganymede, Io, and Callisto which were first discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. Since then we've noticed 67 moons orbiting Jupiter, though the other 63 moons are very small in comparison to the Galilean moons. 

17 comments:

DEZMOND said...

Does that also mean 67 sources of moonlight? :) It must be romantic at Jupiter then... If you can stand the temperatures there and the (lack) of atmosphere....

Adam said...

only assuming their moons reflect sunlight like our moon.

Unknown said...

Cool, tha's really interesting.
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jaybird said...

Cool post Adam!

betty said...

Very interesting facts! Hope today is a good one!

betty

Pat Hatt said...

knew of the four but not the 63 more, the sky must be filled.

Julie Ann Lozada said...

very informative... thanks for sharing!

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Tatiana said...

Woow :-) Interesting!

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Pilar Domínguez said...

Amazing!!67 moons!You always teach us about so many interesting topics, Adam.Kisses:)

joy said...

That I didn't know:) Thanks for that!

Preity Lama Tamang said...

Great post!! And thankx for the info
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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is a lot of moons!

Christine said...

I thought there were only about 12. Neat.

Villyne said...

If Sailor Moon was from Jupiter she'd be fighting evil by moonlight a lot

Riot Kitty said...

That would make for a pretty bright night...and many cheesy songs.

Al Penwasser said...

As always, you gave us a very interesting post. But, me being me, I couldn't help remembering an exchange between Chief Wild Eagle and his Medicine Man on 'F Troop' (you're too young to probably remember that show).
Medicine Man: Many, many, many moons ago...
Chief Wild Eagle: ENOUGH with the moons!!

Yep, things like this make me giggle. Which, I would think, goes a long way towards explaining me.

Al Penwasser said...

Or, that's more moons than a busload of football players passing cheerleader practice.