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List of Biggest Natural Satellite in the Solar System

06-NOV-2018 12:46
    List of Biggest Natural Satellite in the Solar System

    The Solar System consists of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto along with satellites of the planets; numerous comets, asteroids, and meteoroids; and the interplanetary medium. A natural satellite or moon is an astronomical body that orbits a planet or minor planet (or sometimes another small Solar System body). There are 185 known natural satellites in our Solar System

    Biggest Natural Satellite in the Solar System

    The list of Biggest natural Satellite in the Solar System is discussed along with the facts like Average Diameter (kilometres), Orbits, Distance to Earth, Orbital period, Radius and Gravity.

    10. Oberon

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 1,523

    Orbits: Uranus

    Distance to Earth: 1.272 billion km

    Orbital period: 108 hours

    Radius: 764 km

    Gravity: 0.264 m/s⊃2;

    9. Rhea

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 1,529

    Orbits: Saturn

    Distance to Earth: 1.272 billion km

    Orbital period: 108 hours

    Radius: 764 km

    Gravity: 0.264 m/s⊃2;

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    8. Titania

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 1,578

    Orbits: Uranus

    Radius: 788 km

    Distance to Earth: 2.723 billion km

    Orbital period: 209 hours

    Gravity: 0.367 m/s⊃2;

    Surface pressure: <1–2 mPa (10–20 nbar)

    7. Triton

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 2,707

    Orbits: Neptune

    Radius: 1,353 km

    Distance to Earth: 4.338 billion km

    Orbital period: 141 hours

    Gravity: 0.779 m/s⊃2;

    Surface area: 23018000 Square Kilometre

    6. Europa

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 3,122

    Orbits: Jupiter

    Distance to Earth: 628.3 million km

    Radius: 1,561 km

    Surface area: 3.09×107 Square Kilometre (0.061 Earths)

    Surface pressure: 0.1 µPa (10−12 bar)

    5. Moon

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 3,475

    Revolving around: Earth

    Distance to Earth: 384,400 km

    Radius: 1,737 km

    Gravity: 1.62 m/s⊃2;

    Surface area: 3.793×107 Square Kilometre (0.074 of Earth's)

    4. Io

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 3,643

    Orbits: Jupiter

    Distance to Earth: 628.3 million km

    Orbital period: 42 hours

    Surface area: 41910000 Square Kilometre (0.082 Earths)

    Mean orbit radius: 421700 km (0.002819 AU)

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    3. Callisto

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 4,821

    Orbits: Jupiter

    Distance to Earth: 628.3 million km

    Radius: 2,410 km

    Orbital period: 17 days

    Surface area: 7.30×107 Square Kilometre (0.143 Earths)

    2. Titan

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 5,150

    Orbits: Saturn

    Gravity: 1.352 m/s⊃2;

    Surface pressure: 146.7 kPa (1.45 atm)

    1. Ganymede

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 5,262

    Orbits: Jupiter

    Distance to Earth: 628.3 million km

    Radius: 2,634 km

    Gravity: 1.428 m/s⊃2;

    Surface area: 8.72×107 Square Kilometre (0.171 Earths)

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    List of Biggest Natural Satellites in the Solar System

    Name of Natural Satellites (Moon)

    Description

    1. Ganymede

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 5,262

    Orbits: Jupiter

    Distance to Earth: 628.3 million km

    Radius: 2,634 km

    Gravity: 1.428 m/s⊃2;

    Surface area: 8.72×107 Square Kilometre (0.171 Earths)

    2. Titan

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 5,150

    Orbits: Saturn

    Gravity: 1.352 m/s⊃2;

    Surface pressure: 146.7 kPa (1.45 atm)

    3. Callisto

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 4,821

    Orbits: Jupiter

    Distance to Earth: 628.3 million km

    Radius: 2,410 km

    Orbital period: 17 days

    Surface area: 7.30×107 Square Kilometre (0.143 Earths)

    4. Io

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 3,643

    Orbits: Jupiter

    Distance to Earth: 628.3 million km

    Orbital period: 42 hours

    Surface area: 41910000 Square Kilometre (0.082 Earths)

    Mean orbit radius: 421700 km (0.002819 AU)

    5. Moon

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 3,475

    Revolving around: Earth

    Distance to Earth: 384,400 km

    Radius: 1,737 km

    Gravity: 1.62 m/s⊃2;

    Surface area: 3.793×107 Square Kilometre (0.074 of Earth's)

    6. Europa

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 3,122

    Orbits: Jupiter

    Distance to Earth: 628.3 million km

    Radius: 1,561 km

    Surface area: 3.09×107 Square Kilometre (0.061 Earths)

    Surface pressure: 0.1 µPa (10−12 bar)

    7. Triton

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 2,707

    Orbits: Neptune

    Radius: 1,353 km

    Distance to Earth: 4.338 billion km

    Orbital period: 141 hours

    Gravity: 0.779 m/s⊃2;

    Surface area: 23018000 Square Kilometre

    8. Titania

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 1,578

    Orbits: Uranus

    Radius: 788 km

    Distance to Earth: 2.723 billion km

    Orbital period: 209 hours

    Gravity: 0.367 m/s⊃2;

    Surface pressure: <1–2 mPa (10–20 nbar)

    9. Rhea

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 1,529

    Orbits: Saturn

    Distance to Earth: 1.272 billion km

    Orbital period: 108 hours

    Radius: 764 km

    Gravity: 0.264 m/s⊃2;

    10. Oberon

    Average Diameter (kilometres): 1,523

    Orbits: Uranus

    Distance to Earth: 1.272 billion km

    Orbital period: 108 hours

    Radius: 764 km

    Gravity: 0.264 m/s⊃2;

    The natural satellites orbiting relatively close to the planet on prograde, uninclined circular orbits (regular satellites) are generally thought to have been formed out of the same collapsing region of the protoplanetary disk that created its primary.

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