View Full Version : Discussion: Jupiter Gets Even More Satellites

2003-Jul-08, 10:08 PM
SUMMARY: A team of Canadian astronomers have discovered even more new satellites for Jupiter, giving the giant planet a total of 61 moons - 21 were discovered just this year. These new satellites are harder to detect because they're only 1-5 kilometres across and have wide, irregular orbits around Jupiter. The team took a mosaic of images around the entire sky of Jupiter, and then used a computer to search for points of light that had the motion of a Jovian moon.

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