Jupiter’s Moon Count Jumps To 92, Most In Solar System
February 3, 2023 3:32PM CST
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – 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, the one-time leader, comes in a close second with 83 confirmed moons.
The Jupiter moons were added recently to a list kept by the International Astronomical Center’s Minor Planet Center.
Researchers discovered the moons using telescopes in Chile and Hawaii in 2021 and 2022, and confirmed the orbits with follow-up observations.