The number of satellites of the planet Mercury is ?

(1) 0
(2) 1
(3) 2
(4) 16

Correct Answer : (1) The number of satellites of the planet Mercury is zero.

Explanation :

The number of satellites of the planet Mercury and Venus are Zero. These are the only two recognized planets in our solar system without satellites/moons.

The nearness of Mercury to the massive gravity influence of the Sun is the likely reason that no natural satellites are present, although it is possible that one or more may have existed in the past.

Also, being the smallest planet in the Solar System, it’s gravity is too weak to retain a natural satellite.

Also, there are many, universe’s planetary systems likely have no moons.

The number of satellites of the planet Earth is one, the Moon. Mars has 2, Jupiter has 79 (53 confirmed, 26 provisional), Saturn has 82 (53 confirmed, 29 provisional), Uranus has 27 and Neptune has 14 natural satellites/moons.

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