Discovery of 20 New Moons Puts Saturn Ahead of Jupiter

Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons.

  • Published 7 October 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The solar system has a new winner in the moon department. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said Monday. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. “It was fun to find that Saturn is the true moon king,” said astronomer Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science. If it’s any consolation to the Jupiter crowd, our solar system’s… Read at AP News