Moons can have moons and they are called moonmoons

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Iapetus, a moon of Saturn, could have its own moon

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Stars are orbited by planets, which are orbited by moons, but what comes next? More moons, according to a new analysis.

Juna Kollmeier at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California, and Sean Raymond at the University of Bordeaux, France calculated whether a moon orbiting a planet could have a moon of its own.

A moon of a moon has no formal name, perhaps because we have never spotted one, but both submoon and moonmoon have been suggested.

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