Which of the following planets have no natural satellites?
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Regarding this, which of the following planets has no natural satellites?
To get back to your question, there are two planets in our solar system with no natural satellites, Mercury and Venus. Mercury had one artificial satellite named Messenger, but it was intentionally crashed into the surface of Mercury in 2015. Venus on the other hand has one artificial satellite.
Furthermore, why does Venus have no satellites? Most likely because they are too close to the Sun. Any moon with too great a distance from these planets would be in an unstable orbit and be captured by the Sun. If they were too close to these planets they would be destroyed by tidal gravitational forces.
Keeping this in view, which are the only planets in the solar system which do not have any?
Mercury and Venus are the only planets without moons. The outer Solar System includes Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto and the rest of the moons.
What are natural satellites?
A satellite is anything that orbits around a larger object. A natural satellite is any celestial body in space that orbits around a larger body. Moons are called natural satellites because they orbit planets.