How many moons orbit pluto?

Answer Three moons orbit Pluto, a dwarf planet that was considered the ninth planet in the solar system until 2006, according to NASA. The largest moon, known as Charon, was found in 1979. In 2005, a grou... Read More »

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Why is pluto called pluto?

Pluto was first observed in 1930, 25 years after the American astronomer Percival Lowell first theorized its existence. Its naming continued a long-established tradition of naming planets after Rom... Read More »

Are there any moons on Neptune?

The planet Neptune has 13 moons as of February 2011. Astronomers first believed Neptune had three moons. The 1989 Voyager flyby discovered another five moons, bringing the count to eight. Between 2... Read More »

How to Track Jupiter's Moons?

When you've gained some experience in astronomy, you might want to repeat Galileo's classic observation of Jupiter's moons. Galileo plotted their positions every night and tracked them by making a ... Read More »

Can any of the moons of Neptune be lived on?

None of Neptune’s moons are habitable for humans without extensive protection. Triton, the largest of Neptune’s moons, has a surface temperature of -400 degrees Fahrenheit (-240 degrees Celsius... Read More »