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Old 06-15-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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What is your favorite natural satellite in our solar system?

Name and (if you like) give a reason!
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:07 AM
 
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Our Star the Sun.

Many reasons as firstly when it's UVA/UVB rays strike my skin it activates the p53 gene which is responsible for tanning as well as activating the neurotransmitters (endorphin, dopamine, serotonin) in my brain as i always feel ''high'' whenever i'm outdoors and the brighter and hotter the better. Secondly of all the thousands upon thousands of stars saturating our night time sky it's just awesome to know that we have one of those stars that resides right here in our local planetary system some 93,000,000 miles aways and not light years as with all the others .

Infact if i was an ancient pagan i'd definately belong to a cult that worshipped the sun .
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The Moon.

[she's awesome]
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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Phobos, because it's the ugliest moon in the solar system...
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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Luna, of course.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Earth, you know home
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I am going to go with Jupiter, because it is the biggest bad boy on the block.

Saturn is just a marshmallow, compared to Jupiter. Jupiter can take a punch and not even be phased. More than any other planet, Jupiter helped shape our solar system. When you factor in Jupiter's magnetosphere, it is the largest object in the solar system, even bigger than the sun. Jupiter has 62 moons, not counting the Greek and Trojan asteroids in its orbit. Jupiter is a mini-solar system unto itself.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Jupiter>>>>>
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Hmm.... I don't know if the Sun, Earth, or Jupiter could be considered satellites (Earth and Jupiter are planets). I meant satellites like the Moon, Phobos, Titan, Ganymede, Ariel, etc...

My favorites would include:

Io


Callisto:


Miranda:

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Old 06-18-2012, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Originally Posted by asubram3 View Post
Hmm.... I don't know if the Sun, Earth, or Jupiter could be considered satellites (Earth and Jupiter are planets). I meant satellites like the Moon, Phobos, Titan, Ganymede, Ariel, etc...

My favorites would include:

Io


Callisto:


Miranda:
As moons are considered satellites around planets, so are planets considered satellites around the sun. If it orbits another body, then it is a satellite. The only thing that is not a satellite in our solar system is the sun.
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