Astronomers make new discovery on Jupiter

Jupiter already reigns as king of the planets — it’s the largest one in our solar system. And now, the gas giant has the most known moons, too.
Astronomers have observed 12 additional moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing its total number of confirmed moons to 92.
The discovery was made during observations by astronomer Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science and his team. They used the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii in September 2021 and the Dark Energy Camera located on the Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile in August 2022. The Dark Energy Camera can survey the sky for faint objects.
Jupiter and its natural satellites were in alignment with more distant targets that Sheppard and his team have been seeking in the Kuiper Belt, a ring of icy objects circling the sun that’s located past the orbit of Neptune on the edge of the solar system. #cnnnewsroom #News #FredrickaWhitefield


    1. @Eduardo Oliveira Is that the one where he bends over, drops his pants, spreads his cheeks and blinds everyone in the room? Obviously a work of fiction, since he couldn’t find his arse with both hands.

  1. Imagine if we had as much moons around Earth. Would be amazing but not dark at night. And my gf would go very Hot on full moons haha

    1. The ods are so high their must be other intelligent life and thats scary but if there is not other life thats equally as scary.

    2. @Michael MorningstarI do know. The odds are huge. Trillions of stars in trillions of galaxies. Each with planets and planets in the habitable zone

    3. @Chickenhunt Nope. That’s absurdly ignorant. Billions have no planets at all. A tiny portion are in any such zone and most stars have any such zone.

    1. I don’t know about that the reporter seems to be making a lot of expressions of satire , Not sure what’s going on with her But these days who knows what’s going on with anyone

    2. Agreed. Nothing inspires us to learn more than seeing a brilliant individual so enthusiastic about their field of study. People like him have left me with the life long lingering desire to study marine biology despite my complete lack of scientific mindedness or study ethic.

  2. interesting, nice, good discussion, both seem happy. 👍
    Yes, astronomers/scientists found a lot of things the last 50 years, specially lately. Fantastic!

  3. ”Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” Carl Sagan.

  4. Fabulous interview! Mind blowing that there is a whole ocean under the ice of Europa, and possibly life? I say yes!

  5. I love the excitement and enthusiasm! It’s a child-like wonder and awe that I share for the subject and it’s nice to see someone who isn’t afraid to show it and spend their life learning and educating the public about the coolest aspect of space, astronomy, theoretic physics, etc. So freaking awesome!

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