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Voyager 2 image of Uranus and it's 10 innermost moons. Satellite 1986 U 10 is in the upper right corner.
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Yet Another Moon for Uranus...
News story originally written on August 16, 1999

A new moon has been found around Uranus! That makes a total of 18 moons for the seventh planet.

The moon was found in an image from Voyager 2 taken in 1986. It took 13 years before a scientist saw the moon. That's a really long time!

The moon is named Satellite 1986 U 10. It will get a new name after one year.

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