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Moon Mnemonic

"My Antic Attempts To Irritate Everyone Got Caught"

Jupiter has 16 known moons, all of which are named for other figures in the mythology of Jupiter (You can read more about the names of the Galilean satellites, Jupiter's four largest moons online). In order of increasing distance from Jupiter, they are:

Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, Thebe, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Leda, Himalia, Lysithea, Elara, Ananke, Carme, Pasiphae, Sinope

Problem is, it's hard to remember all those names!

Here's where you can help. We'd like to come up with a simple mnemonic that will help people remember the order of Jupiter's moons--at least out to Callisto, the Galilean satellite furthest from Jupiter. The first sentence of this exercise is one attempt. How about:
"Mercy! At aunt's table, I eat good cheese?

Can you come up with something that is easy to remember?

Please visit an outstanding resource called The Nine Planets which has a lots of information about Jupiter and all of its moons.


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