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    New moon of Venus ?

    Would this newly discovered asteroid taking the orbit around Venus be concidered a new moon of Venus?

    https://www.universetoday.com/144609...er-than-venus/

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    It is not a Moon of Venus. It does not orbit at the same rate as Venus, it has its own orbit. It is merely an asteroid.
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    2020 AV2 is NOT orbiting Venus! I can only suggest that you read the article again.

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    I always thought that most moons were just asteroids that got caught in a planets orbit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinbad View Post
    I always thought that most moons were just asteroids that got caught in a planets orbit
    It's not "caught in Venus's orbit" - it has its own orbit.
    To be considered a moon, it would have to orbit around Venus, rather than around the sun.

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    Ah, that makes sense. I thought this could have been Venus first moon

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    If it orbits around the sun is it concidered a moon of the sun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinbad View Post
    If it orbits around the sun is it concidered a moon of the sun?
    No. There's a hierarchy - moons go around something that is going around the sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinbad View Post
    If it orbits around the sun is it concidered a moon of the sun?
    If it goes around the sun, we usually call it a planet or an asteroid. But you are correct that a planet is like a moon of the sun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    No. There's a hierarchy - moons go around something that is going around the sun.

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    And subsatellitites (if they exist) go around moons
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subsatellite
    SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    And subsatellitites (if they exist) go around moons
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subsatellite
    Better not to discuss these, because someone will inevitably interject the word "moonmoon", and I'll have to go to all the trouble of tracking them down and killing them like a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinbad View Post
    If it orbits around the sun is it concidered a moon of the sun?
    Yes, it is. Like earth.
    No, your face is a logical fallacy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21st Century Schizoid Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sinbad View Post
    If it orbits around the sun is it concidered a moon of the sun?
    Yes, it is. Like earth.
    That's not the usual definition of the word "moon", which generally takes its definition by analogy with our own Moon. Here's the IAU on the topic:
    Earth’s own satellite is called the Moon (with a capital M) in both scientific designation and public usage. A natural satellite, a solid object in orbit around a planet, a dwarf planet, a minor planet, or a transneptunian object is sometimes referred to as a moon (with a small m) in public usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Better not to discuss these, because someone will inevitably interject the word "moonmoon", and I'll have to go to all the trouble of tracking them down and killing them like a dog.

    Grant Hutchison
    Well, you just used the word...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Better not to discuss these, because someone will inevitably interject the word "moonmoon", and I'll have to go to all the trouble of tracking them down and killing them like a dog. Grant Hutchison
    I am sure you meant ploonet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    Well, you just used the word...
    Use vs mention: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use%E2...on_distinction

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    Moonmoon lol awesome

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