|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
Hi Nadine, Good question...There is a nickname for the four largest moons of the planet Jupiter. The four moons : Europa, Io, Ganymede, and Callisto are called the "Galilean Satellites". The word "satellites" means that they are in orbit of Jupiter. Jupiter has 12 more moons which also have a nickname. The other 12 moons are nicknamed the "small moons", and all are named after people from mythology. I hope this helped you Nadine...thank you for the question... Tye
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