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!
News story originally written on November 9, 2000
Last week, a group of astronomers announced their discovery of 4 new moons of Saturn
. This means Saturn
now has 22 moons while Uranus only has 21. For now, the names of these new moons are S/2000 S1, S/2000 S2, S/2000 S3 and S/2000 S4. They will be renamed later. What would you call 4 moons if you got to name them?
These new moons are very small moons . They are farther away from Saturn than any of the other 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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