Pluto is 1/6th the size of Earth, but it has 5 moons. Jupiter has 67. Why does the Earth have just 1 moon?
The Moons of Mars
How Many Moons Does Mercury Have?
“Since the Earth has a moon, and Saturn has more than 60, here’s a good question: does Mercury have moons? Unfortunately, the answer is no, Mercury has no moons.”
How Many Moons Does Each Planet Have?
“All planets except Mercury and Venus have at least one moon. Saturn has the greatest number of moons—18. In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope detected what appeared to be four additional moons of Saturn; however, that discovery has yet to be confirmed.”
Why does the Earth have only one moon?
“There are two kinds of planets in the solar system: the Terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars), and the Jovian planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune). While the Jovian planets have a total observed number of moons of close to 90, the Terrestrial planets have only 3 (the Moon, and two small moons around Mars). This huge difference is linked to the formation of the solar system.”
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