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Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

A team discovered a haul of 20 new moons orbiting the ringed planet, bringing its total to 82; Jupiter, by contrast, has 79 natural satellites. Each of the newly discovered objects in orbit around Saturn is about 5km (three miles) in diameter; 17 of them orbit the planet “backwards”. The moons were discovered using the Subaru telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii.

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49962134