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Can you name the solar system objects in which these natural satellites orbit?
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Feb 2nd, 2010 at 23:56 GMT
Typo on Hydra. Otherwise fun...stupid dwarf planets and their stupid moons...
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 00:20 GMT
I've never even heard of these places... Quaoar? Is that some astronomers idea of an intellectual joke to play on society?
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Feb 3rd, 2010 at 01:23 GMT
Saturn's on this quiz multiple times which makes it very confusing... guess I just can't do much but rate this low.. sorry.
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 01:26 GMT
The multiple uses of the gas giants detracts from this quiz
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 02:36 GMT
I typed in xena on dysnomia guessing and i got it rite! wow
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 02:58 GMT
how do 14% miss what planet "the moon" belongs to? o.O
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 04:04 GMT
While I'm sure a good many people know where Io and Europa are, it's a bit disquieting that more knew that than knew what planet the moon orbits.
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 07:37 GMT
Maybe it would be a good idea to say somewhere that answers are used multiple times. I thought Ganymede was a moon of Jupiter, but I didn't bother typing it because I already used Jupiter.
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 09:20 GMT
I am very content for remembering Quaoar.
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 11:39 GMT
I can't believe that Makemake hasn't got any moons. I'm heartbroken.
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 14:53 GMT
Got all the moons of Saturn because I used to play Solar Eclipse on the SEGA Saturn and it took place on all the moons...
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 15:50 GMT
...but that would belittle the name of our moon, which is...The Moon.
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 17:40 GMT
Hmmm, no wonder I was stuck on that crazy Hawaiian name. I had somehow managed to avoid even hearing of Haumea. :(
Feb 3rd, 2010 at 20:39 GMT
What about Orcus? It has a satellite and its bigger than Ida. Besides that nice quiz!
Feb 4th, 2010 at 23:38 GMT
One thing I was thinking is that you should mention that some planets/objects may repeat, otherwise just a great quiz!
Feb 5th, 2010 at 00:43 GMT
good but after the second saturn I quit
Feb 7th, 2010 at 19:54 GMT
What about Sedna? Brill quiz. I'm sad though coz i missed Mars AND Mercury (not to mention others)! very nice and challenging quiz!
Feb 8th, 2010 at 21:30 GMT
@Twinkle1234: A natural satellite of Sedna has yet to be discovered.
Mar 3rd, 2010 at 20:13 GMT
tricky, tricky. who repeatedly typed the name of the gas giants, hoping that maybe one of these names was a newly discovered, obscurish- moon...?
Mar 10th, 2010 at 00:21 GMT
Wouldn't it be better to use the Latin name for the moon - Luna? That's usually the name that's used to distinguish it from other moons.
Mar 12th, 2010 at 04:01 GMT
At the moment, Jupiter is at 95.9%, while Earth is only at 79.4%... just sayin. lol.
Mar 13th, 2010 at 21:13 GMT
I love this! But, wow... who knew Pluto had more than one moon? I thought it only had Charon!
Jun 19th, 2010 at 13:44 GMT
This quiz is in English. The name of the Moon in English is... the Moon. If we spoke Latin, then the answer would be Luna. Sure, accept it as an alternate answer, but it's not more correct to give the Latin name than the name in German or Sanskrit or Zulu. (Sorry, just a touchy subject with me. :P This quiz is awesome!)
Jun 21st, 2010 at 14:10 GMT
What is Quaoar? It has way too many vowels in it to be pronouncable.
Aug 20th, 2010 at 19:20 GMT
Quaoar is a Kuiper Belt object. A rather large one too, but not as big as Pluto. I didn't know it had a moon though.
Sep 6th, 2010 at 01:41 GMT
Well, I created a sequel to this quiz. For those who didn't do well on this, consider yourself lucky if you get one answer in Solar System Object by Moon II. It is impossible.
Feb 3rd, 2011 at 22:59 GMT
@Crazy , Pluto does only have 1 moon
Feb 28th, 2011 at 01:16 GMT
Apr 26th, 2011 at 14:46 GMT
@tyant659, Pluto has 3 moons @Treverbeast454, Venus has no moons
Jul 18th, 2011 at 15:22 GMT
Pluto actually doesn't really have any moons. It and Charon are a sort of double-dwarf planet so together they have two moons. The IAU calls them moons of Pluto, so that's correct, but if you look at their orbits then they don't orbit Pluto but a point just off its surface.
Aug 8th, 2011 at 20:51 GMT
you really ought to clarify that answers can be used more than once..since that is not the case on most Sporcle quizzes, it is not assumed for this one.
Jun 7th, 2012 at 00:55 GMT
It's amazing how many I got right on the first guess. Mythology is awesome that way.
Sep 3rd, 2012 at 17:03 GMT
Wow this quiz has opened me up to some new stuff. Who knew asteroids had moons. And all the naming conventions for features of the planets and other major bodies in the solar system are fascinating.
Dec 16th, 2012 at 05:52 GMT
Damn you Quaoar, your lack of phonetic spelling cost me 100% yet again.
Jan 7th, 2013 at 21:26 GMT
Not going to put in Mercury, Venus for the sun just to give us an easy one?
Mar 2nd, 2013 at 23:28 GMT
I am Weywot of Quaoar! Bow to my will!
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