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The Planets and their Moons

The table shows the planets of the solar system, in order of distance from the sun.

The moons are listed in order of their distance from the planet they orbit.

Planet Moons
Mercury  
Venus  
Earth Moon
Mars Phobos, Deimos
Jupiter Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, Thebe, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Leda, Hilalia, Lysithea, Elara, Ananke, Carme, Pasiphae, Sinope
Saturn Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Telesto, Calypso, Dione, Rhea, Helene, Titan, Hyperion, Iapetus, Phoebe, Janus, Pan, Atlas, Prometheus, Pandora, Epimetheus
Uranus Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, Oberon, Cordelia, Ophelia, Bianca, Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Belinda, Puck
Neptune Triton, Nereid, Naiad, Thalassa, Despina, Galatea, Proteus
Pluto Charon

NB At a meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague in August 2006, astronomers voted to demote Pluto from the status of planet. Officially there are now only eight planets in the solar system, and Pluto is officially a "dwarf planet".

Other dwarf planets are: Achilles, Adonis, Amor, Apollo, Astraea, Aten, Ceres, Chiron, Eros, Eunomia, Euphrosyne, Hebe, Hermes, Hidalgo, Hygeia, Icarus, Iris, Juno, Pallas, Vesta.





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