Astronomers Find a Dozen More Moons for Jupiter
The discovery of a dozen new moons for Jupiter makes the king of planets the king of moons, too — at least for now.
The Moons of the Solar System
Not so long ago, astronomers thought only a few dozen moons orbited the planets of our solar system. Today, the total count tops 170!
Amateur Astronomer Discovers New Moon of Jupiter
An amateur astronomer has discovered a new moon of Jupiter. While it hasn't received official designation yet, it would bring the tally of Jovian satellites to 80.
Amateur Astronomer Finds “Lost” Moons of Jupiter
An amateur astronomer has recovered four of five "lost" Jovian moons.
Jupiter's Moons: 10 More Found, 79 Known
Over the past 18 months, astronomers have painstakingly tracked a dozen tiny moons that they found circling the giant planet Jupiter.
Why Are the Galilean Moons So Massive?
Scientists propose that Saturn’s meddling helped create the four giant Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter.
Two New Satellites for Jupiter
Just a mile across, a pair of moonlets found orbiting Jupiter bring the planet's total satellite count to 69.