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17 years 3 months ago #43861 by fguihen
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its really difficult to find a straight forward answer to this online. What is the defination of a moon? i know it has to be in regular orbit around a planet, but how big does an object have to be to be considered a moon? whats the difference between a moon, a moon asteroid and just debris?

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17 years 3 months ago #43864 by Seanie_Morris
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I think history will show that the Moon is an affectionate name for the natural satellite of Earth. Scientifically, it is satellite (natural or artificial) that means a body that revolves around a (more larger) one. Therefore, the pet name of moons came about once it was found that other planets and asteroids etc had smaller natural satellite companions, or moons.

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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17 years 3 months ago #43866 by philiplardner
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its really difficult to find a straight forward answer to this online. What is the defination of a moon?


Moon: to expose ones buttocks in public as an act of fun or as a display of derision or disrespect (when directed at a particular party.)

You had that coming! :D

Phil.

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