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Five of Jupiter’s newly discovered moons have been given names

27 Aug 2019, 16:54 UTC
Five of Jupiter’s newly discovered moons have been given names NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/GeraldEichstaedt/Sean Doran

Jupiter has 79 known moons, and now five more of them have official names. In July 2018, Scott Sheppard at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC and his colleagues announced that they had found 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter. Five of those small moons have now been officially named by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

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