This shows the relative position of the new satellites with respect to where Saturn resides. These moons are the outmost moons of Saturn.
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Adapted from Image from Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur
Saturn Holds Title for Most Moons! (Updated)
News story originally written on January 19, 2001
Did you know that a group of astronomers has found 10 new moons of Saturn
in the last 6 weeks?!? This means Saturn
now has 28 moons while Uranus only has 21. For now, the names of these new moons are S/2000 S1, S/2000 S2, S/2000 S3, S/2000 S4, S/2000 S5, S/2000 S6, S/2000 S7, S/2000 S8, S/2000 S9 and S/2000 S10. They will be renamed later. What would you call 10 moons if you got to name them?
These new moons are very small moons.
When Cassini gets to Saturn in 2004, it will be able to check out all of Saturn's moons. After all, Cassini will have a better view than we have here on Earth!
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