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Fraser
2005-Sep-07, 09:05 PM
SUMMARY: Jupiter pushed past the other planets with the recent discovery of 11 new moons, bringing its total to 39. A team of US astronomers discovered the additional satellites (all 2-4 kilometres in diameter) using one of the world's most powerful telescopes: the Canada-France-Hawaii 3.6 metre. Digital images of the space around Jupiter were processed using computers to detect objects moving in orbit, and to reject passing asteroids.

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George
2005-Sep-07, 09:18 PM
But should we call such little things "moons". [wink] :)