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Hope Johnson sings the names of the solar system's moons

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Lyrics by Hope Johnson: a song that names all of the named moons in our solar system, inspired by Tom Lehrer's "The Elements."

Hope Johnson

Thank You so much to Michael Miller for editing this video and Allen Ruch for suggesting me to do it!!

There's amalthea n halimede adrastea prometheus
n eurydome enceladus n harpalyke puck proteus
ophelia cordelia titania n oberon
miranda nix n hydra n laomedia n rhea bebionn
sponde n kale larissa sycorax n desdemona moon
n thelxinoe dysnomia n ferdinand n themisto
n prospero albiorix n stepheno n callirrhoe
n ariel n cressida n skoll charon n callisto

There's polyduces praxidike n eukelade n ganymede
epimethus n kallichore himalia and farbauti
hyperion greip hyrrokkin n rosalind n belinda n autonoe n suttungr n methone arche n pandora

There's cyllene thebe herse setebos n chaldene kore ymir calypso
n iocaste n isonoe n erinome n telesto
n pasiphae n hegemone n jarnxasa erriapus
n daphnis aegir sinope neso mundilfari loge metis
there's megaclite n pasithee n thalassa n galatea
n umbriel n margaret and francisco n euporie
n siarnaq carme mab paaliaq iapetus n europa
n bergelmir n thyone anthe n elara n perdita

There's phobos deimos io carpo bestla sao n aoede
aitne kalyke hermippe leda tethys n skathi hati
n helike janus phoebe titan taygete mnene n orthosie
n mimas tarvos kiviuq tarqeq thrymr narvi euanthe

Theres ananke lysithea n dione helene nerid
n atlas fornjot fenrir pallene ijiraqq cupid naiad
n juliet portia aegaeon caliban namka triton hiaka sutur kari bianca trinculo psamathe pan

These are the only natural sattelites of which are in our solar system plus despina and weird numbered ones of which i could not all fit in!

Original image data dated on or about April 1, 2013.

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