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Why does the Earth's moon not have a name like Saturn's moons: Titan, Mimas, etc.?

Asked by Pardeep kapoor, 24 Jun '09 01:22 am
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The Moon was called Selene or Artemis by the Greeks and Luna by the Romans. I'm sure other cultures also had names for the Moon. But in English, Moon (from Mona and Moone in Old and Middle English) was used before anyone had any idea that the other planets had moons. So it was more a case that the specific name for the Moon was extended to mean small bodies revolving around planets elsewhere. The Moon's name is the Moon.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 24 Jun '09 02:15 am

 
  
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So far, only one moon has been discovered for Earth. So, there is no requirement to distinguish between different satellite bodies revolving round the earth, by different names.
Answered by Pratyayan Sanyal, 24 Jun '09 01:25 am

 
  
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Moon itself is noun. its name of earth satellite.
Answered by ahmad x, 24 Jun '09 01:36 am

 
  
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The Moon was called Selene or Artemis by the Greeks and Luna by the Romans. I'm sure other cultures also had names for the Moon. But in English, Moon (from Mona and Moone in Old and Middle English) was used before anyone had any idea that the other planets had moons. So it was more a case that the specific name for the Moon was extended to mean small bodies revolving around planets elsewhere. The Moon's name is the Moon.
Answered by rajan, 04 Jul '13 10:39 am

 
  
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I m sure you know about satelites titan, mimas etc are satelites of saturn and like wise moon is of earth"s ok it is a name itself actually moon is satelete of earth thanks
Answered by rakesh mishra, 24 Jun '09 01:20 pm

 
  
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