Culture and Religion

A world view where the guide for society is based on human nature,
 not on ancient scriptures.  Home  or Topic Groups



This is an analysis of the planets and their moons.
Perhaps this information can provide clues for the creation and evolution of the solar system.

Planet details

Planets type of planet

position of planet, with 1 = closest to Sun
AU = orbit diameter, OP=  orbit period days or yrs
RP= rotation period
size of planet, with rank 1 = largest, by earth radius, by earth mass

moons = quantity of moons at the planet

Moon details
first column is its number for the planet, with 01 = closest to planet, usually; some moons were numbered and named before more moons were found later
third column is size details relative to Earth, if available

Mercury terrestrial
pos 1 AU=0.39, op=88d
size r0.06e m0.38e R8 by diameter
moons = 0
3:2 spin-orbit resonance
largest eccentricity of all planets

Venus terrestrial
pos2AU=0.72, op=225d, rp=243d
size r0.95e m0.91e R6 by diameter
most circular orbit
venus and Earth orbits have 8:13 resonance
Earth terrestrial
pos 3 AU=1. op=1yr, rp=24h
size r1e m1.0e R5 by diameter
moons = 1
size r0.27e m0.17e   R5 among moons

Mars terrestrial
pos 4 AU=1.52 op=1.9y  rp=24h40m
size R7 by diameter
moons = 2
01 phobos
02 diemos

Jupiter gas giant
pos 5 AU=5.2  op=11.9y, rp=10h
there are 4 tiny moons closer than Io
01  Io   R4 among moons
02  Europa r0.25e m0.13e  R6 among moons
03  Ganymede r0.41e R1 among moons
would be R8 among planets
04  Callisto r0.38e m0.02e  R3 among moons
05 Amalthea
06 Himalia
07 Elara
08 Pasiphae
09 Sinope  is 75th  from Jupiter
10 Lysithea
11 Carme
12 Ananke
13 Leda
14 Thebe  is 4th from Jupiter
of the 79 : 7 are considered lost (numbers are maintained)

Saturn gas giant
pos 6 AU=9.58   op=29.5y, rp= 11h
size r9.1e m95e R3 by mass, R2 by diameter
moons= 62has rings

there are 8 tiny moons closer than Mimas

01  Mimas
02  Encedelus
03  Tethysr0.08 em0.02e
04  Dioner0.09e m 0.02e
05 Rhea r0.12e size   R9 among moons
05  Miranda
06  Titan r0.41e m0.022e   R2 among moons
Titan is only moon with atmosphere
would be R9 among planets; Ganymede is R8
07   Hyperion
08   Iapetusr0.12e  m0.022e
09   Phoebe
10   Janus
11   Epimethus
12 Helene
13  Telesto
14   Calypso is 16th from Saturn

Uranus ice giant
pos7au=19.20  op=84y, rp=17h
size r4.0e R4 by mass, R3 by diameter
moons = 27rings

there are 14 tiny moons closer than Ariel
01  Ariel
02  Umbriel
03  Titania  size   R8 among moons
04  Miranda
05  Oberon  size   r0.12e  R10 among moons
06  Cordelia  is 1st from Uranus
07  Ophelia
08  Bianca
09  Cressida
10  Desdemona
11  Juliet
12  Portia
13  Rosalind
14  Belinda
15  Puck
16  Caliban
17  Sycorax
18  Prospero
19  Setebos
20  Stephano
21  Trincolo
22  Francisco
23  Margaret
24  Ferdinand  is 27th from Uranus

Neptune ice giant
pos 8 AU=30.05  op=165y
size r3.9e R3 by mass, R4 by diameter
moons = 14
01  Triton
sizer0.21e m0.08e   R7 among moons
02  Nereid
size r0.03e m0.00e

Neptune has orbital resonance with objects in the Kuiper belt; and 2:3 with Pluto

pos 9 AU=39.48  op=246y
size r0.19e m0.06e R=9 among planets
moons = 5
01  Charon
size r0.10e m0.03e
02  Styx
03  Nix
04  Kerboros
05  Hydra


dwarf and minor planets
numbers are in this category
Ceres - dwarf planet
pos 1 in belt AU=2.8 op=4.6y
size r0.07e m0.03e R1 in size, mass in belt

pos 2 in belt   AU=2.8, op=4.6y

size r0.04e m0.00e  R3 in mass in belt

Vesta - minor planet
pos 4 in belt  AU=2.4, op=3.6y
size r0.07e m0.03e  op=3.6y  R2 in belt
pos 10 in belt op=5.6y
size r0.03e m0.00e


Sedna- detached object
Eris dwarf planet, SDO
size r0.18e m0.07e

MakeMake dwarf planet
Haumea dwarf planet - elliptical
size r0.11e m0.00e, op=284y
has rings

New information will be added as needed.

Added (03/21/2019)
Last updated (03/21/2019)

Hit back to go to previous page in history.
Here is the list of topics in this Cosmology Topic Group , including my research.

Ctrl + for zoom in;  Ctrl - for zoom out ;  Ctrl 0 for no zoom;
triple-tap for zoom to fit;  pinch for zoom change;  pinched for no zoom