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« on: 05/01/2009 19:07:40 »
Dearest Ewe Lot,

As a sheepy , I of course luff the moon.  Moons are my all time favourite natural satellites that orbit a planet. Out of all of those, moons are my bestest favourite ever !

Look..... here's one...it belongs to some planet called Earth (Sounds like a big ball of dirt , still, methinks me'd like to visit one day !!)




nice eh ?

Being delivered next Tuesday.


Do some moons have their own moons ?

If our moon had it's own moon , What would that moon be to us ?..would it mean that we have two moons ?..or still just the one ?




Oh how I wish I knew by noon
The answer to my question Moon
I really hope it will be soon
To make it worth this ditty tune.


........quality !


Hugs et les shmishes

mwah mwah mwah mwah





neil
Moonlight becomes ewe, It goes with your hair !
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« Reply #1 on: 05/01/2009 19:13:30 »
There is a TNS thread about moons having moons having moons ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=17108.0
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/01/2009 19:46:22 »
There is a moon that orbits the outer region of our solar system of eight planets. Here is a puzzle, can you name what moon this is?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/01/2009 19:50:43 »
There is a TNS thread about moons having moons having moons ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=17108.0

ooops !!..Thanks for that RD..I appreciate the link !
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/01/2009 19:51:42 »
There is a moon that orbits the outer region of our solar system of eight planets. Here is a puzzle, can you name what moon this is?

Thanks Mr Scientist

Is it Pluto ?...is Pluto the designated Solar Systems Moon ?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/01/2009 19:58:34 »
There is a moon that orbits the outer region of our solar system of eight planets. Here is a puzzle, can you name what moon this is?

The moons of the ex-9th planet, (now "dwarf planet"), Pluto, e.g. Charon ?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/01/2009 20:02:23 »
Indeed, it is Pluto.

Pluto is far to small to be considered a planet, even though nearly every astrological book in every boys and girls bedroom will say otherwise, but if at best, pluto is considered either a moon, or an asteroid, but far to small to be a planet by true deifinition.

Now, if we had an asteroid that circuled the moon, that would be a satellite itself, and by definition, the moon, (or a moon), is nothing but a satellite.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/01/2009 20:13:32 »
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The IAU currently (2006) recognizes five dwarf planets—Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris.
However, only two of these bodies, Ceres and Pluto, have been observed in enough detail to demonstrate that they fit the definition.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_planet
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« Reply #8 on: 05/01/2009 20:19:08 »
This is debatable.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/01/2009 20:40:35 »
I believe that Charon has its own orbiting satellite that could be classed as a moon of a moon.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 06/01/2009 10:54:59 »
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
Do they?

Smell???
« Last Edit: 06/01/2009 10:56:41 by yor_on »
 

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« Reply #11 on: 06/01/2009 11:16:13 »
I think that there is no particular reason that a moon shouldn't have a moon, however it probably wouldn't be a very stable situation, as the tidal forces from the nearby planet would tend to destabilise the orbit of the moon's moon. Essentially becasue you have 3 bodies, energy can be transferred between the two moons so their orbits can change with time.

Planets are essentially moons of the sun and they have moons, so it is possible but they are a long long way from the sun so their orbits are fairly stable.
 

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