Chapter 1 Class 6 Geography - The Earth and the Solar System

Which of the following planets has the largest number of known satellites?

a. Earth

b. Mars

c. Uranus

d. Jupiter


The correct option is (d) - Jupiter


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  • Option A, Earth - Earth has only one natural satellite, which is the Moon. This option is incorrect . ❌
  • Option B, Mars - Mars has two natural satellites, which are Phobos and Deimos. They are small and irregularly shaped. This option is incorrect .❌
  • Option C, Uranus - Uranus has 27 natural satellites , which are named after characters from Shakespeare and Pope. The largest one is Titania. This option is incorrect .❌
  • Option D, Jupiter - Jupiter has between 80 and 95 moons , Jupiter’s moons are very diverse and interesting. The four largest ones are called Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. ✅

Thus, the correct option is (d) Jupiter

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