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Old 10-07-2019, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons.

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Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most moons, according to US researchers.
A team discovered a haul of 20 new moons orbiting the ringed planet, bringing its total to 82; Jupiter, by contrast, has 79 natural satellites.
The moons were discovered using the Subaru telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii.
Each of the newly discovered objects in orbit around Saturn is about 5km (three miles) in diameter; 17 of them orbit the planet "backwards".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49962134
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They've swapped that title at least once before in my memory.
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:46 AM   #3
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In the end Saturn wins, if we consider the ring particles.
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It would be a boring race if the lead never changes...
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:22 AM   #5
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I would really like to see if humans would engage themselves in a race for "the outer planet with the most artificial satellites"!
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