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10 February 2012

2 new moons discovered around Jupiter. The count: 66

Jupiter's newest moons S/2011 J2 Image: Scott Sheppard
2 new moons discovered around Jupiter. Last September, two satellites – the smallest ever discovered – were found orbiting Jupiter.

 That brings the number of Jovian moons to a whopping 66.  The moons – each about 1 km in size – are very distant from Jupiter. It takes the tiny satellites 580 and 726 days to orbit the gas giant.

READ Lillian Ortiz article on Universe Today HERE

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