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The discovery of 20 new moons brings Saturn before Jupiter

The solar system has a new winner in the lunar division. Twenty new moons were found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said Monday. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. "It was fun to discover that Saturn is the true Moon King," said astronomer Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science. The largest …

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20 new moons around Saturn found, satellite record captured by Jupiter

Saturn replaced Jupiter as the satellite king of the solar system. The astronomers discovered just 20 previously unknown Saturn moons and increased the number of known satellites on the ring planet to 82 – three more than Jupiter. And there are even more exciting news: you can name these newly discovered objects. All 20 moons are tiny and have a …

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Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

Image copyright NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute Image caption Roll over Jupiter, Saturn is the new moon king                  Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most moons, A team discovered a haul of 20 new moons orbiting the ringed planet, bringing its total to 82; Jupiter, by contrast, has 79 natural satellites. The moons were …

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Gigantic black spot spotted on Jupiter by NASA spacecraft

NASA's Juno spacecraft has spotted a giant black spot on Jupiter that stretched 2,200 miles across the surface of the gas planet. On its website, NASA explains that there is a straightforward explanation for the somewhat sinister-looking spot. The mark is simply the shadow of Jupiter's moon, Io. "Such events frequently occur on Jupiter because of it's a large planet …

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NASA news: Incredible black hole on Jupiter – What is it? | Science | News

The "dramatic image" was snapped by NASA's sample and enhanced by citizen scientist Kevin Gill. The picture features Jupiter's upper hemisphere where a pitch-black and round shadow has appeared. NASA's Juno took the picture on it's 22nd close on July 11, 2019. During the flyby, the spacecraft dipped to a distance of just 4,885 miles (7,862km) above the planet's cloud …

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A gigantic gas planet that could not have formed like Jupiter

Enlarge / The Calar Alto Observatory in Spain, with which this planet was discovered. Pedro Amado / Marco Azzaro – IAA / CSIC One of the difficulties in studying our Earth and the solar system in which it is located is that you generally work with a sample size of one. Astronomy, however, increasingly loosens this limitation with ever clearer …

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NASA takes a picture of a black spot the size of Earth on Jupiter

NASA has taken breathtaking pictures of Jupiter pictured on the surface with an earth-sized black spot. It is actually an enormous shadow of a solar eclipse caused by Jupiter's moon Io in front of the Sun. The images were taken by NASA's Juno probe, which is orbiting Jupiter since 2016. Juno caught the solar eclipse on September 12 during a …

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The scary "black hole" on Jupiter is just a big shadow

Jupiter, seen by Juno on September 12, 2019. The big black dot is a shadow of Jupiter's moon Io. Image : NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Kevin M. Gill black spot on the whirling clouds of the gas giant . Looks scary, but there is a reasonable explanation: it is a shadow taken by Jupiter's extremely volcanic …

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NASA News: What is this huge black hole on Jupiter – JunoCam makes stunning pictures | Science | news

NASA's spacecraft captured this stunning portrait of Jupiter during one of the gas giant's next fly-bys. The flyby or Perijove was the 22nd encounter with the planet, which took place on September 11 this year. Juno of NASA frequently dives toward Jupiter to investigate the surface of the planet, taking breathtaking snapshots of its atmospheric features. In this fascinating photo, …

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