There are all sizes and types of moons in our solar system. Some have water volcanoes, some are a frozen, cracked shell over what we think is an ocean, some are pretty, and some are ugly. I thought that I would show you a couple of pictures of alien moons taken by our unmanned space probes. These two moons are special; they both have something to brag about. First, let me tell you that I found both these pictures in Astronomy magazine’s 100 greatest pictures issue.
This first picture is of Saturn’s moon Mimas, showing a huge impact crater that is about 81 miles across and is one of the largest craters in the solar system. I think this picture is breath-taking:
Now, for contrast, let’s go from bright to dark. This other picture is of Phobos, which is the largest and innermost moon of Mars. It is the darkest satellite in our solar system:
To celebrate Halloween, go out and look at the night sky. It will give you more cheer than “trick or treat” candy.
You all have a safe and happy Halloween. Hope you all survive the ghosts and goblins. Have a good day now, you hear?