PRNature

Understanding The Universe

Galileo Would Be Stunned: Jupiter Now Has 79 Moons

Galilean-Moons

Source - NPR

More than 400 years after Galileo Galilei discovered the first of Jupiter's moons, astronomers have found a dozen more — including one they've dubbed "oddball" — orbiting the planet. That brings the total number of Jovian moons to 79.

The team of astronomers originally wasn't even looking for the 12 new moons. Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science says he and his colleagues had been trying to track down a giant planet they think may be lurking at the outer reaches of our solar system.

Continue reading
  670 Hits
  0 Comments

front1

This website is protected by RSFirewall!, the firewall solution for Joomla!

AccessJamaica

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar