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Feb


 Vote to name two of Pluto’s moons  



It may not be a planet any longer, but it still had moons, and those moons need names!
It may not be a planet any longer, but it still had moons, and those moons need names!

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Dec

10 spectacular moons in our solar system

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Oct

Photo gallery: 10 spectacular moons in our solar system

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May

10 spectacular moons in our solar system

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Mar

10 spectacular moons in our solar system

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Jan

The strange names of 2012’s full moons (and how they got them)Full moon names date back to Native Americans of a few hundred years ago, of what is now the northern and eastern United States.

The strange names of 2012’s full moons (and how they got them)
Full moon names date back to Native Americans of a few hundred years ago, of what is now the northern and eastern United States.

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Dec

Io is the closest large moon of Jupiter and was named for a priestess of Hera who became one of the lovers of Zeus. Io has the most volcanic activity of any moon in the solar system, and its entire surface is covered with lava every few thousand years. NASA notes that this photo is based on real infrared, green and ultraviolet-light images and has only been adjusted to show the contrast.10 spectacular moons in our solar system

Io is the closest large moon of Jupiter and was named for a priestess of Hera who became one of the lovers of Zeus. Io has the most volcanic activity of any moon in the solar system, and its entire surface is covered with lava every few thousand years. NASA notes that this photo is based on real infrared, green and ultraviolet-light images and has only been adjusted to show the contrast.
10 spectacular moons in our solar system

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Dec

10 spectacular moons in our solar system

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Dec

NASA reports that Callisto is the third largest satellite in the solar system and roughly the size of Mercury. Pictured here in color, NASA points out that its many markings show a turbulent history of collisions with space objects. In fact, Callisto is known to be the most heavily cratered object in our solar system.10 spectacular moons in our solar system

NASA reports that Callisto is the third largest satellite in the solar system and roughly the size of Mercury. Pictured here in color, NASA points out that its many markings show a turbulent history of collisions with space objects. In fact, Callisto is known to be the most heavily cratered object in our solar system.
10 spectacular moons in our solar system