Jul 17, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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Our solar system’s biggest planet has some very small moons.

A team of astronomers has reported the discovery of a dozen new moons circling Jupiter.

That brings the number of moons in orbit around Jupiter to 79, the most of any planet.

The ringed-planet Saturn is next with 61.

The scientists say the moons weren’t observed before because they are quite tiny – for moons – and the biggest ones only about three kilometres across.

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