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Largest moon in the solar system; larger, but less massive than Mercury1610
Inner moon of Saturn; Titan who stole fire from Olympus1980
Largest object in asteroid belt; orbited by 'Dawn'1801
Smaller of Mars' moons; 30 hour orbit1877
Dwarf planet with at least 5 moons; Kuiper belt object1930
3rd largest moon of Saturn; contains massive equatorial ridge around the moon1671
4th most massive moon of Uranus; from the Latin 'shadow'1851
Largest moon of Neptune; orbits retrograde1846
Makes up more than half of the mass of the solar system without the sun; third brightest object in night skyprehistoric
Moon of Saturn that resembles the 'Death Star'; son of Gaia1789
Planet with the longest days in the solar system; planet with most eccentric orbit around the sun prehistoric
Most massive moon of Saturn; thick atmosphere of hydrocarbons1655
The largest of Jupiter's Trojans; misplaced in the Greek node1907
5th largest object in inner solar system; gravity nearly 1/6th of earth'sprehistoric
The largest of Uranus' moons; Queen of the Fairies1787
More massive, yet smaller than Uranus; god of the sea1846
Saturnian moon known for its ice volcanoes; giant son of Gaia1789
Inner-most Galilean moon of Jupiter; its orbit was used by Roemer to calculate the speed of light1610
Inner moon of Uranus; contains large chevrons plates and highest cliff in the solar system1948
Once thought to be a shepherd moon of Saturn's rings; he holds the weight of the world1980
Roman god of war; thin atmosphere of CO2prehistoric
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Kuiper belt object named for the matron goddess of Hawai'i; thought to be an extremely elongated egg shape2004
Moon of Saturn that is larger than all of the smaller moons in the system combined; orbital distance is almost identical to earth's moon1684
Oddy-shaped inner moon of Neptune; shape-changing sea god1989
2nd largest moon of Saturn; Mother of the gods1672
In Greek he is Cronus; the least dense of all planetsprehistoric
Smaller, yet more massive than Umbriel its nearest neighbor; both moons of Uranus are named after characters in 'The Rape of the Lock'1851
Most massive dwarf planet; 2nd farthest orbiting known natural object2005
Originally called 'George's Star'; planet that rotates sideways to its orbit1781
Smallest Galilean moon of Jupiter; may contain more liquid water than earth1610
Co-orbital with Janus; true shepherd moon of Saturn1966
Largest moon of Pluto; moves Pluto's center of mass nearly 2000 km1978
Object closest in size to earth; brightest night object except the moonprehistoric
2nd largest object in asteroid belt; first object to be orbited by a vessel that would leave for another planet1807
Type G, main sequence star; without it, there would be no solar systemprehistoric
Outermost major moon of Uranus; King of the Fairies in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'1787
4th Galilean moon of Jupiter; largest object without differentiated layers1610
Small, inner moon of Saturn; two-faced Roman god1966
Mid-sized moon of Saturn; least dense of all major moon in the solar system1684
Kuiper belt object with large orbital inclination; named for the creator god of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) because of its discovery date2005
Larger of Mars' moons; son of Ares and Aphrodite1877
Small, irregular, captured moon of Saturn; the first object to be discovered by photograph1899

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