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:

  1. 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....

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    1. only assuming their moons reflect sunlight like our moon.

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  2. Cool, tha's really interesting.
    Nice log, I like it!! ;)
    Would you like to follow ech other via GFC?
    Greetings beautiful!

    http://jesuismonika.blogspot.com

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  3. Very interesting facts! Hope today is a good one!

    betty

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

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

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

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  7. Great post!! And thankx for the info
    xx

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  8. I thought there were only about 12. Neat.

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

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

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  11. 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.

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

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