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Fraser
2005-Sep-07, 04:21 PM
SUMMARY: Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered two new moons orbiting Uranus. The newly found moons have been temporarily named S/2003 U 1 and S/2003 U 2 until the International Astronomical Union approves the discovery and gives them something more permanent - they're small, however, only 12 to 16 km across. They're so faint and small they eluded the Voyager 2 spacecraft when it flew by Uranus in 1986. This brings Uranian satellite total up to 24, still behind Jupiter (38) and Saturn (30).

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