The sheer number of moons orbiting the planets of our solar system represent the incredible diversity of celestial bodies living in this tiny corner of the universe. Satellites that call this cosmic neighborhood home come in all iterations, from elongated, dentate, and lumpun, to smooth, multi-cratered, and pock-marked marble.
It’s hard to wrap one head around such variations in size, shape, and surface without turning them all over and comparing them to the scale of some of the Earth’s largest monuments and skylines.
To help with these observations, MetaBallStudios ’curatorial sheets have created a new informative video setting up an assortment of world-famous and not-so-famous sand crews to see how they all look if all of a sudden be plopped on our planet.
Take a look at the Aegaeon of the diminutive of Saturn, the massive rock of Mars named Deimos, the round globe of Saturn’s Charon, and the epic realm of Jupiter and Europe as they all pick up on our shell to provide a convenient way to distract them all. Oh, and Earth’s favorite realm controls the bunch as well.
Sent from this perspective, it is looking forward to seeing how well some of the rivers look when they are brought into a familiar environment. According to the most current data from NASA, there are 214 identifiable moons floating in the solar system, representing 158 confirmed moons and 56 provisional moons, those theorizing may be there or have been confirmed but are still did not confirm.
And the wealth of spinning companions is not what one might call equitable no matter how you cut it, with gas giant Jupiter taking the lion’s share in total 79, 26 of which are waiting for names officials, down to poor Mercury without a single Moon calling alone.
Anyone to give our beautiful pale moon a proper moniker?