Which planet has the largest number of natural satellites or moons?
(A) Jupiter
(B) Mars
(C) Saturn
(D) Venus

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Moon is an astronomical body that orbits a planet or minor planet (or sometimes another small Solar System body). In our solar system there are 205 known natural satellites of six planetary satellite systems. In our solar system we have Four IAU-listed dwarf planets which are also known to have natural satellites: Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris. There is a small difference between Satellites and Natural satellites. Such as, A satellite is anything that orbits around a larger object.
On the other hand, A natural satellite is any celestial body in space that orbits around a larger body. Moons are called natural satellites. Moons orbit the planted.

Complete step by step answer
Jupiter has the largest number of moons, the number of moons is 79, Saturn the second highest number of moons (62).
Here is a list of plants with its number of moons:

PlanetNo of Satellite
Jupiter79 (53 Confirmed, 26 Provisional)
Saturn62 (53 Confirmed, 9 Provisional)

Option (A) is correct.

There are many type of satellites, like: Communications Satellite, Remote Sensing Satellite, Navigation Satellite, Geocentric Orbit type satellites - LEO, MEO, HEO, Global Positioning System (GPS), Geostationary Satellites (GEOs), Drone Satellite, Ground Satellite, Polar Satellite, Nano Satellites, CubeSats and SmallSats.
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