Earth’s only natural satellite and nearest neighbor — otherwise known  as the moon — has captivated our imaginations for centuries, inspiring  countless works of art, music and literature, and providing fodder for  astrologers and romantics alike. But other planets in our solar system  have moons — often with much more memorable names — which are  highlighted here in this astonishing gallery.
Above: This quartet of Jupiter’s moons — Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto,  also known as the Galilean Satellites — were named for Italian  astronomer Galileo, who discovered them in 1610.
see more — Lunar Delight: Other Planets’ Moons

Earth’s only natural satellite and nearest neighbor — otherwise known as the moon — has captivated our imaginations for centuries, inspiring countless works of art, music and literature, and providing fodder for astrologers and romantics alike. But other planets in our solar system have moons — often with much more memorable names — which are highlighted here in this astonishing gallery.

Above: This quartet of Jupiter’s moons — Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, also known as the Galilean Satellites — were named for Italian astronomer Galileo, who discovered them in 1610.

see moreLunar Delight: Other Planets’ Moons

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