How many moons does Venus have? We expected this planet to have equally interesting moons – just as interesting as the planet itself. Venus is known as the planet of love. This bright planet has inspired so many artists to name their works after Venus. It is a symbol of love, sensuality, desire and beauty. This amazing planet has been mentioned in movies, books and astrology. Sometimes the word “Venus” is used as an allegory of beauty and grace. All of us expect its moons to be as bright and amazing as Venus itself, but is it really so?
The Moons of Venus
♦ So, what are the moons of Venus? How many of them are there? You will be disappointed to read that there are no any. That’s right; Venus has no moons at all – not even one!
♦ We will try to explain why Venus has no moons. This is a kind of mystery. We are aware that there are so many things we don’t know about the space, but this one is truly a mystery.
♦ The most probable cause to this phenomenon seems to be the way Venus rotates. Well, that is what the scientists say about it.
♦ Indeed, how is rotation linked to the fact that Venus has no moons? Other planets of our solar system rotate counterclockwise. Venus’ rotation is clockwise. This can be one of the explanations.
♦ Another explanation has been suggested for this phenomenon. Venus could have had its moons, but they might have “lost” somewhere within the space and never got back.
♦ Perhaps there were moons, but they were crashed due to the gravity of the Sun. If the moons are positioned too far from Venus, they cannot remain there and they can easily be destroyed. If the moons are too close, they can also hit the planet itself and fall apart.
Is Venus the Only Planet without Any Moons?
♦ No. Venus is not the only planet that has no moons. Mercury is another moonless planet.
♦ The space is still a mystery to all of us. Even our modern science is not sophisticated enough to know much about the space and all its wonders. What we do know for sure is that the universe is changing all the time. That is the only certainty when it comes to this issue. There are many different scenarios that can take place in the universe, but we can hardly predict any of them. There is even a chance for our moon to disappear from our sight. Did you know that? Can you imagine a romantic evening with no moon? No moonlight! Sounds disappointing, doesn’t it?