Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the solar system champ for total number of moons - 82 vs 69. It was just announced that 20 new moons were discovered
|An artist’s conception of the 20 newly discovered moons orbiting Saturn. These discoveries bring the planet’s total moon count to 82, surpassing Jupiter for the most in our Solar System. Studying these moons can reveal information about their formation and about the conditions around Saturn at the time. Illustration is courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science. (Saturn image is courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Starry background courtesy of Paolo Sartorio/Shutterstock.)|
Here is the article about the discovery. Be sure to read the part about the contest to help name these new moons!
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