Saturn’s 100 Moons!

It is pretty amazing to see earth’s moon and try to keep track of its phases. Why do we only see one side of the moon, for example? What if earth had as many as 100 moons? That’s what astronomers believe about Saturn. Thus far they have identified 82 moons that are circling the gas giant. Some are orbiting in prograde, in the same direction as the planets rotation and some are retrograde, orbiting in the opposite direction. While most of the moons take 2 years to orbit the planet, one far out moon takes three years to make the journey. Imagine if we had all these moons to keep track of!


See and read at: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/20-new-moons-saturn-now-most-any-solar-system-planet

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