Moon

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A Moon is a type of Planetary Body object in Universe Sandbox, representing a specific Solar System moon, or a new moon created by the user.

Generally, astronomers and planetary scientists define a moon as an object that orbits a planet or other Solar System object. A moon orbiting an exoplanet is sometimes called an exomoon, although no exomoon has yet been confirmed. In Universe Sandbox, there is no distinction between the way planets, exoplanets, and moons are simulated, so this distinction is less important.

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The physical properties of the Solar System moons in the Universe Sandbox database, including their mass and radius, as well as their orbital elements, are sourced from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Solar System Dynamics website.