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10 Of The Most Unique Moons Within Our Solar System



The cosmos may seem like a vast and random place, but make no mistake about it, there is definitely a set pattern to its elements. The planets, stars, moons, asteroids, meteors and other invisible forces are constantly dancing with one another and the ripples of these astral bodies can be felt across the cosmic sky. The moons may feel like insignificant partners to their much larger planetary bodies, but their purpose is unmistakable. Without the moons, none of the planets would exist in peace, and the gravitational pull between these bodies serves many purposes as well. We may think that all moons are lifeless craters, but there is great diversity within them as well. Here is a list of 10 of the most unique moons in our solar system itself.

Dactyl

Not all moons have to revolve around planets to qualify as moons. Dactyl, for example, is the smallest moon in our solar system, and it actually revolves around an asteroid. You can see the asteroid in this picture on the left, and the tiny speck next to it is its moon. Dactyl is only a mile wide and is barely visible in space.

Callisto

The first thought that comes into our mind when we think of moons is the craters. Callisto, one of Jupiter’s moons, actually has more craters than any other object in the solar system. This moon is also the largest body in our solar system to not undergo any geological activity. Due to this, the craters keep piling up on its surface continuously, and after 4 billion years, has now transformed into the most cratered body of all-time.