Jupiter Has What?

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, July 27, 2018

Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, also has the largest number of moons.

Astronomers say that the fifth planet from the Sun has at least 79 moons.

Each of the moons discovered are small, that is the reason they are only being discovered now.

It took a year to tell for sure what these objects were.

Astronomers think that there may be even more moons around Jupiter which have not yet been detected.

Jupiter is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but two-and-a-half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.



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