Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, taking its total to 92, and more than any other planet in the solar system.
Jupiter’s moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system
Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92.
That’s more than any other planet in our solar system. Saturn now comes in a close second with 83 confirmed moons.
The Jupiter moons have been added to a list kept by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Centre, said Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution, who was part of the team.
They were discovered using telescopes in Hawaii and Chile in 2021 and 2022, and their orbits were confirmed with follow-up observations.