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(Author Note) A while ago I made some puzzles for a now defunct puzzle hunt project, here's one of them. The answer to this (and most other puzzles of said hunt) is a single word. The puzzle itself is fully contained within the image above. Author notes don't matter.

TRANSCRIPT:

COSMIC OMELET
Can't make an omelet without some nice scrambled moons
UMERRY
SVUN
HOMONEAR
BOSSPROMOMEISAH
CISGAYMENLOLDETOURPORTEAJUPIAI
RAPMETALDISCOTUTTIDANSETHYMEANTISANSEISUEU
AURIELLEISNOTANUMBERBANARIURIT
TONENURTPENT
CRUHLATOON

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As clued by the phrase

scrambled moons,

each of the lines

is an anagram of the name of a planet (including Pluto) and some of its largest moons,

with the catch that

a letter is missing.

Here are the explanations for each line.

Missing Letter: List of planet and moons
C: MERCURY
E: VENUS
T: EARTH, MOON
D: MARS, PHOBOS, DEIMOS
E: JUPITER, EUROPA, GANYMEDE, IO, CALLISTO
N: SATURN, TITAN, ENCELADUS, MIMAS, TETHYS, IAPETUS, DIONE
O: URANUS, TITANIA, ARIEL, UMBRIEL, OBERON
I: NEPTUNE, TRITON
P: PLUTO, CHARON

Finally, we can unscramble these to get

DECEPTION.

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  • $\begingroup$ Congrats! The anomaly will also be fixed right away ! $\endgroup$
    – Auribouros
    Feb 21, 2022 at 20:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Auribouros Ok, I was stuck on it for a while deciding whether it was an error or a sneaky hint to the answer. I'll update the answer once I know which letter to pick :) $\endgroup$
    – noedne
    Feb 21, 2022 at 20:48
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    $\begingroup$ Updated, congrats for the solve, hope you enjoyed it! $\endgroup$
    – Auribouros
    Feb 21, 2022 at 20:49
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    $\begingroup$ @Auribouros Thanks, I updated the answer accordingly. Yes, I appreciated the theming and cluing! $\endgroup$
    – noedne
    Feb 21, 2022 at 20:58
  • $\begingroup$ To be needlessly pedantic, rot13(Gur bssvpvny anzr bs Rnegu'f zbba vf "Yhan".) $\endgroup$ Feb 22, 2022 at 14:27

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