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How many moons does the planet Mercury have?

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Mercury does not have any moons.

It was once believed that a moon might exist, based on radiation levels. However. it was later discovered to be the star 31 Crateris.

The nearness of Mercury to the massive gravity influence of the Sun is the likely reason that no natural satellites are present, although it is possible that one or more may have existed in the past.
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Why don't the planets Mercury and Venus have moons?

There is no absolute reason, but they are both closer to the Sun than Earth, and the Sun's gravity would seriously affect any moons, especially around Mercury. Earth's only Moon seems to be made of material ripped from the planet in a massive collision VERY early in earth's history. Had that not (MORE)

How many planets have a moon?

6 planets have moons.. Mecury and Venus does not have any moons.. Pluto is officially not a planet.. we donot know how many plantes are there in the galaxy,and how many galaxies are there in the universe. if you are asking about solar system i.e., where our earth is. we have 10 planets. . Merc (MORE)

How many moons does planet xena have?

Xena, considered to be the 10th planet, was named after a characterin the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. As of 2014, only 1 moon isknown to orbit the planet, and was named Gabrielle after Xena'sfaithful sidekick.

How many moons do Mercury and Venus have?

Mercury and Venus are the only 2 planets in our solar system which do not have moons. Both of these planets have no confirmed moons. All of the other planets have at least one moon.

What determines how many moons a planet has?

The number of moons a planet has is a natural phenomena that cannotbe explained. The moons are there because a significant amount ofdebris is caught in the planet's gravitational field.

What planets have moons and how many?

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How many moons are there with each planet?

Mercury-0. Venus-0. Earth-1. Mars-2. Jupiter-63 found to date.. Saturn-60 found to date.. Uranus-27 found to date.. Neptune-13 found to date.. Pluto-3 found to date.

What planet has a moon larger than Mercury?

Jupiter and Saturn have moons larger than Mercury. Jupiter's moon Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system and Saturn's moon Titan is the second largest moon in the solar system.

How many moons would fit inside the planet mercury?

For the Earth's Moon (Luna), you could fit 2.8 Moons into the volume of Mercury. Mercury is the smallest of the major planets, and is smaller than the moons Ganymede (Jupiter) and Titan (Saturn). But it is much more dense than either, as many of its lighter elements were dispersed at that close dis (MORE)

HHow many moons do the planets have?

Answer:. Pluto has 3 moons. Neptune has 13 moons (some websites say it only has 8 moons). Uranus has 27 moons (some websites say it has 15 moons, 58, moons or 21 moons). Saturn has 47 moons (some websites say it has 18 moons, 30 moons or 61 moons). Jupiter has 63 moons (some websites say it has (MORE)

What planets moon is bigger than mercury?

The planet Mercury with a diameter of 3030 miles (4878 kilometers) is smaller than Jupiter's moon Ganymede (5276 km) as well as Saturn's moon Titan (5150 km). Jupiter's moon Callisto (4800 km) as also nearly the same size as Mercury.

How many planets have moons And how many do they have?

Of the planets in the solar system, only Venus and Mercury have no natural satellites.. Earth has one, Mars has two, Jupiter and Saturn have around 60 each, Uranus has 27 and Neptune has 13. It's fairly likely that each of the four outer planets has additional smaller satellites we haven't discover (MORE)

Is there a pattern of how many moons a planet has?

There is a "pattern" relating to the size of a planet and the number of moons that it has. However, this cannot be used as a basis for determining how many moons a planet will have. Jupiter is the largest planet and has the most moons. Saturn is the second largest and has the second most moons, Ura (MORE)

Why do Venus and Mercury have no moons and still a planet?

According to the IAU's definition of a planet: "A planet is a celestial body that: (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (c) has cleared the neighborhood round (MORE)

Did the planet Mercury have a moon?

It may have captured or formed moons in the distant past, but none remain. The closeness of Mercury's orbit to the Sun would likely prevent moons from maintaining a stable orbit.

Does the planet Mercury have any moons?

No. Mercury does not have any moons. The nearness of Mercury to the Sun (which exerts much moregravitational influence than the planet) is the likely reason thatno natural satellites are present. It is unlikely but possible thatone or more may have existed in the past.

How many moons are in the planet Jupiters?

Jupiter has four moons that orbit it. the names of these moons are IO ( eye-oh ) Callisto, Europa and Ganymede. Time taken for the moons to orbit Jupiter: IO- 1.7 Earth years Callisto- 16.7 Earth years Europa- 3.5 Earth years Ganymede- 7.1 Earth years

Which planet has many numbers of moons?

The biggest Planet in solar system Jupiter has the most number of known moons. they are 63. including the biggest moon in solar system "Ganymede" along with "Io" , "Europa" etc

Why are moon and planet mercury often collided by meteorites?

More meteors survive to the surface of the Moon and Mercury, since these bodies have no atmospheres to burn them up on their decent. All planets and objects will be susceptible to meteor bombardments, but volcanic activity and other effects can hide the evidence over time. Mercury and the moon are n (MORE)

What planets moons are larger than Pluto and mercury?

Jupiter has four large moons, the largest being Ganymede, which is the largest moon in our solar system. It's mean radius is 2634km, larger than Pluto's 1153km radius and also larger than Mercury's 2440km radius.

How many moons can be classified as a planet?

None, a planet has to fill all these qualifications: 1. It must orbit the parent star directly. 2. It must have hydrostatic equilibrium to the point where the gravity makes it a spherical shape. 3. It must empty its area of orbiting debris. (This one is often contested) If something fulf (MORE)

How many planets have Galilean moons?

The Galilean moons are Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, all ofwhich orbit Jupiter. The term "Galilean" does not denote anythingspecial about the moons other than that they were discovered by theastronomer Galileo Galilei.

Why do the planets mercury and venus not have moons?

One possibility is that they are too close to the sun, so that thesun's gravity would disrupt the orbit of any would-be moon. Orperhaps Mercury and Venus never experienced any events that wouldlead to the formation of moons with stable orbits.

Why do the gas planets have many moons?

The gas planets are much more massive than the terrestrial planetsand therefore have stronger gravity. It is believed that as theyformed many of their moons formed around them much like the planetsformed around the sun. Other moons are likely captured asteroidsand comets.