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More Moons around Jupiter & Saturn
Astronomers have discovered nine new moons. The astronomers found
eight new moons of Jupiter and one new
of Saturn. Jupiter has 60 moons that we know
about. Saturn has 31.
All of the new moons are small. The new moons of Jupiter are about two or
three kilometers (a mile or two) across. The new moon of Saturn is about eight
kilometers (five miles) across.
twelve new moons of Jupiter earlier
this year. They found several
new moons of Saturn more than two years ago. Scientists think there
are many more small moons that haven't been found yet. A spacecraft called Cassini is
on its way to Saturn. When it gets there, it may find more moons around Saturn!
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