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Are there satellites made of gas?


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Planets in our solar system come in two forms: some are rocky and some are gaseous. But all moons in our solar system are rocky, even those orbiting gas giants. Why aren’t some moons in the solar system made of gas? Are there gaseous moons anywhere in the universe?

There are some good reasons why there are no nearby gaseous moons. And while we didn’t find a gas moon behind us Solar SystemIt might be possible under the right conditions, said Jonathan Lunin, chair of the astronomy department at Cornell University.

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