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20 new moons around Saturn discovered, now they need names

Go over, Jupiter. There is a new moon champion in our solar system – Saturn. Researchers have discovered an additional 20 moons orbiting the Ring Planet, giving a total of 82 satellites, three more than second-placed Jupiter. Of the 20 Moons According to a press release announcing the discovery, 17 small lanes with a diameter of only 5 kilometers have …

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Astronomers find 20 – Yes 20 – new moons for Saturn

The reign of Jupiter, named after the father of the Olympian gods, was long and sweet. Apart from being the largest planet in the solar system, this gas giant in the 17th century has shown that planets other than Earth can carry a system of moons. Between his size, his strong magnetic field and the system of 79 moons, Jupiter …

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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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The discovery of 20 new moons gives Saturn a record in the solar system

Jupiter may be the king of the solar system, but Saturn has a larger entourage: Today, astronomers have announced that they have discovered 20 more moons around Saturn, which is a total of 82 – the highest number for each planet in the solar system. The massive transport is just over a year after the astronomers announced 12 new moons …

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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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NASA News: Saturn's moon Enceladus spits snow cannons at neighboring moons | Science | news

Radar observations collected by the NASA probe show that an icy world is covering its neighbors with frozen water, like an automatic "snow gun". The incredible discovery was made by astronomers at the University of Paris-Saclay in France, two years after Cassini's mission ended. Enceladus is the sixth largest of the 53 moonballs orbiting the Ringed Giant and one of …

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Jupiter's recently discovered moons were named by the public

This image of Jupiter was taken on February 12, 2019, when Juno made his 18th flyby on the planet. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Kevin M. Gill. Last year, researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science announced that they had discovered 12 new moons in orbit around Jupiter. Jupiter is blessed with an abundance of moons, and …

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Exiled moons can explain astronomical secrets

Did Jupiter once have "Ploonets"? Photo credit: Original image: NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute / Goddard Space Flight Center Moons ejected from orbits around gas giant exoplanets could explain several astronomical secrets, suggests an international team of astronomers. Researchers led by Mario Sucerquia of the Universidad de Antioquia in Colombia and Jaime Alvarado-Montes …

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