October 8, 2019

The Discovery of 20 New Moons Gives Saturn the Record

A team of astronomers using the Subaru telescope on Maunakea has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. This brings the ringed planet’s total number of moons to 82, which officially surpasses Jupiter (79 moons). Similar to the way in which the planets formed around the Sun in our solar system, it is believed that these moons originated in a gas-and-dust […]