No one's ever seen a moonmoon but the internet already loves them

CNET | 10/11/2018 | Zoey Chong
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Why can't our moon have its own moonmoon?

Scientists are exploring the possibility of a smaller moon going around a larger moon, and there are some truly adorable names being kicked around.

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One name being considered is "moonmoon," according to New Scientist.

No known moons have a moonmoon, but Sean Raymond and Juna Kollmeier, the astronomers working on the paper titled "Can Moons Have Moons?" argue that the existence of such a moon is possible given the right conditions.

Instance - Moonmoon - Host - Planet - Factors

For instance, the moonmoon shouldn't be too small or too close to the host planet. Those factors could result in the destabilisation of its orbit due to tidal forces and consequently cause the moonmoon to crash into host planets or eventually be...
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