Astronomers Make Astonishing Discovery: 92 Moons Orbiting Jupiter!

Astronomers have made a remarkable discovery on Jupiter, with the help of a team of scientists from the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington. The team has discovered 12 new moons orbiting the planet, bringing the total to 92 and beating Saturn’s total of 82.

The 12 new moons were first spotted in March of this year, and were confirmed by follow-up observations in May and July. The moons were identified by their orbital characteristics, which suggest that they formed in the same region of space as the other moons of Jupiter.

The team has given the moons names based on their orbital characteristics. They are called Ananke, Carme, Pasiphae, Sinope, Lysithea, Elara, Anteros, Kale, Helike, Hermippe, Thelxinoe, and Orthos.

The discovery of these moons is a significant step forward in our understanding of the solar system. It also provides valuable insight into the formation of the planets and their moons.

The findings were published in the journal Nature on July 17. The research was led by Scott Sheppard, a Carnegie astronomer, and his team.

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