Naming of Planets and Moons


By the way, this site has a mostly complete summary of the various meanings of the names of planets and moons. My favorite naming convention involves the moons of Uranus: characters from Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. Most moons were named for females, but males are catching up.

My second favorite convention involves craters on Mercury: all famous artists and authors.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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