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Contest: Pick names for Jupiter's new moons!

21 Mar 2019, 13:00 UTC
Contest: Pick names for Jupiter's new moons! Carnegie Institution for Science / Roberto Molar Candanosa

If there's one thing you can say about Jupiter, it's that it has a lot of moons.

I can actually say a lot of things about Jupiter, but in fact it does have a lot of moons. Last year, astronomer Scott Sheppard and his team announced that they had found an even dozen new moons, in fact, bringing the total known Jovian satellites to 79.

Which brings up an interesting question. What do we name them?

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