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Wolfram Knowledge about Planetary Moons in Microsoft Excel

Planetary Moon entities include the natural satellites of all eight planets recognized by the International Astronomical Union, as well as natural satellites of some minor planets such as Pluto or Eris in the Kuiper Belt.

A few example entities...


You can access the following properties for each entity...

  • name
  • absolute magnitude h
  • age
  • albedo
  • angular diameter
  • angular radius
  • apparent magnitude
  • color
  • mean density
  • average diameter
  • dimensions
  • equatorial angular velocity
  • equatorial circumference
  • equatorial diameter
  • equatorial diameter along orbit
  • equatorial diameter toward planet
  • equatorial frequency
  • equatorial radius
  • equatorial radius along orbit
  • equatorial radius toward planet
  • escape velocity
  • gravitational constant mass product
  • gravity
  • Hill radius
  • mass
  • rotational moment of inertia
  • object type
  • obliquity
  • polar diameter
  • polar radius
  • average radius
  • Roche limit
  • rotation period
  • shape
  • solar day
  • solid angle
  • stationary orbit radius
  • stationary orbit speed
  • surface area
  • volume
  • largest distance from orbit center
  • next apoapsis time
  • last apoapsis time
  • longitude of ascending node Ω
  • average distance from Earth
  • average orbit distance
  • average orbit velocity
  • distance from Earth
  • distance from Sun
  • eccentric anomaly
  • orbital eccentricity
  • heliocentric XYZ coordinates
  • orbital inclination
  • orbital angular momentum
  • orbital kinetic energy
  • orbital moment of inertia
  • orbit center
  • orbit circumference
  • orbital period
  • smallest distance from orbit center
  • argument of periapsis ω
  • next periapsis time
  • last periapsis time
  • orbital semimajor axis
  • orbital semiminor axis
  • average temperature
  • effective temperature
  • maximum temperature
  • minimum temperature
  • alphanumeric name
  • alternate names
  • wikipedia summary text
  • image
  • altitude
  • next maximum altitude
  • next transit altitude
  • apparent altitude
  • azimuth
  • azimuth at rise
  • azimuth at set
  • above the horizon
  • constellation
  • daily time above horizon
  • declination
  • next maximum altitude time
  • apparent direction
  • right ascension
  • next rise
  • next set
  • elongation from the Sun
  • next transit time
  • discoverers
  • discovery year
  • + more
  • - less

Note: Wolfram entities represent physical entities as well as mathematical and other scientific concepts. Each entity type has a unique set of properties. Wolfram entity types and properties correspond to "data types" and "fields" in Excel.

How to Use Wolfram Data in Excel

Note: This is now available with a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription.


Highlight data and click the Automatic button

Select cells or columns in a table with the text to convert, then select the Automatic button in the Data Types gallery of the Data tab. Wolfram's natural language understanding will recognize the entities and convert them.


Browse associated data

Select the Insert Data button that appears to browse a list of all available properties. Select one to insert data into your workbook. When you have data in a table, Excel will automatically fill the table for you. Wolfram has hundreds of expertly curated entities in Excel, encompassing the sciences, arts, culture, and more.


Automatically get data

Once converted to an entity, you can use key Excel features to work with data pulled from Wolfram. Sort and Filter data, or create formulas that reference an entity's properties and values.


Browse more information

Selecting the icon of a converted cell opens a card where you can find detailed data from Wolfram. This means you don't need to leave Excel to accomplish your goals.

Compute with Planetary Moon data in the Wolfram Language