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PostPosted:Tue Sep 10, 2002 4:24 am
by chalume
just wondering why is that every planet's moon gets a name but our doesn't
why don't we name it

PostPosted:Fri Jan 17, 2003 6:58 am
by who
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...nice one...

PostPosted:Fri Jan 17, 2003 6:34 pm
by Steve
The term "moon" (just like "sun") IS already a name. When it evolved, people didn't know there was more than one of it. Later "moon" also became a terminus tecnicus (for a small planet revolving around a bigger one), but "The Moon" is still the name for our moon.

PostPosted:Fri Jan 17, 2003 7:25 pm
by who
Formal names of other "moons" are natural satellites, and only Earth's natural satellite is Moon.