THE LEX­I­CON OF MOONS FROM CHARON TO TITANIA

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Nearly 200 moons or­bit in our so­lar sys­tem— Jupiter alone has 67. Many of them seem to sat­isfy the ba­sic con­di­tions for life— and more pos­si­ble worlds are con­stantly be­ing added to the list…

EARTH’S MOON Through its grav­i­ta­tional pull our satel­lite con­trols Earth’s tides and also slows down its ro­ta­tion. CALLISTO, JUPITER’S MOON EUROPA, JUPITER’S MOON Due to its half-milethick layer of ice and un­der­ground ocean, Europa is con­sid­ered a very go

TETHYS, SATURN’S MOON ENCE­LADUS, SATURN’S MOON Wa­ter as hot as 200°F gushes forth from wa­ter sources on this moon— and so it pro­vides some of life’s im­por­tant build­ing blocks. TI­TAN, SATURN’S MOON This lu­nar fuel de­pot con­tains 100 times more ben­zene and

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