The multitude of moons orbiting the planets of our solar system represent the incredible diversity of heavenly bodies that inhabit this small corner of the universe. Satellites that call this cosmic neighborhood home come in all iterations ranging from obong, dented, and lumpy to marble-smooth, multi-pit and pock-marked.
It is hard to wrap anyone around such changes in size, shape, and surface features, and compare them to the scale of some of Earth’s largest monuments and skylines.
To assist with these comments, inquisitive people at Metablastudios have created an informative new video that drops an eclectic assortment of famous and not-so-famous moons on Earth to see how they would look if they suddenly appeared in our Have fallen on the planet.
Take a look at Saturn’s slowing Aegon, the giant rock of Mars named Deimos, the round globe of Saturn’s Charon and the epic Europa of Jupiter as they provide a convenient way for all the crowd to shape us all Can be shaped. Oh, and round out the bunch as Earth’s favorite area as well.
From this perspective, it is shocking to see how small the moons look when they are placed in a familiar environment. According to NASA’s most current data, there are 214 identifiable moons in the solar system, representing 158 confirmed moons and 56 provisional moons, which we certify may be out there or spot but right now Not confirmed yet.
And the wealth of spinning fellows is not one you can equally call any way how you slice it, with the gas giant Jupiter taking the lion’s share with a total of 79, 26 of which are official. Waiting for names, single moon without poor Mercury below to call their own.
To give our beautiful yellow moon a proper moniker?