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Does Venus have any moon's?

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You have got to be kidding!

When I was in school, basic astronomy was taught in 3rd grade. What has happened to our educational system?! By the time I left primary school, I knew how many planets were in our solar system, which ones had moons and how many (as well as the names of the better-known ones), and could tell you little bits of trivia like the surface temperature of the sun or the distance from Earth to Mars.

No, Venus has no moons of which we are aware.


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  • Edit: No, people don't have to know everything, but I do expect that anyone capable of using a computer probably (there will be exceptions) has at least a primary school education. These, along with basic math, spelling, and grammar are subjects that I expect anyone who moves past 6th grade to be knowledgeable in. I also expect that such individuals can utilize a search engine.
  • This isn't rocket science, folks, it's BASIC science! I'm not bragging when I say that I was taught these things, I really want to know what has happened? Have we gotten so bogged down in concerns over whether evolution or creationism is true that we can't teach even the simplest facts anymore?
  • We're "dumbing" down math so that students can pass, political correctness is leading us to omit vital scientific facts so as to avoid offending someone, and our coaches are told to insure that everyone who wants to play gets the opportunity to do so. We aren't doing these kids any favors.
  • In the real world, the math will be difficult, that you have church on Sunday won't mean a thing to your boss, and the guy with asthma gets to sit on the bench... a lot.
  • Japanese children learn not only their native language (including 1,006 kanji in elementary school and another 939 in middle school), but are also taught English! And yet, some high school graduates in the United States barely master the 26 letters of the alphabet! What does that say about our nation?
  • I don't know where the problem lies, but listen up, those of you still in school; pay attention and study! If not, you might want to practice flipping burgers. And that's no joke. It's not that those who work in the fast food industry can't be very smart people, but if you don't have an education, that will be your ONLY career choice.
  • It is entirely possible that the asker is very young and may not have been taught these things yet, and if that is the case, I apologize to him/her. When I see questions like this and atrocious spelling and grammar (such as I have seen with other questions and answers), I truly fear for the future of our society. It frightens me, and that is difficult to do.
  • EDIT 2: It seems that I owe several people an apology. I asked this same question of no less than eight people this very same question to day and none of them could answer it. I really thought this was common knowledge, but I guess it isn't.
  • I'm sorry to the asker, and anyone else I may have offended with my rant. I stand by my statements that America is dumbing down its schools, but I do apologize for thinking that basic astonomy facts would be known to all.
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No, it doesn't. Neither does Mercury. Those are the only two planets that have no moon.