Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, bringing the total to a record 92, more than any other planet in our solar system.
A member of the team of astronomers said Jupiter’s moons were recently added to the list maintained by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center.
These moons were discovered using telescopes in Hawaii and Chile in 2021 and 2022, and their orbits were confirmed by additional observations.
The sizes of these newly discovered moons range in size from 0.6 miles to 2 miles.
In April, the European Space Agency is sending a spacecraft to Jupiter to study the planet and some of its largest, icy moons, while NASA will also launch its mission to Jupiter’s moon next year.
The newly discovered moons of Jupiter have yet to be given any name.