The planet Saturn, which gave its place to Jupiter a few months ago, was able to rest on the throne as the owner of the most moons in the solar system. Researchers have recently managed to identify 62 new moons for this planet.
According to the Guardian, scientists with the discovery 62 Qamar Around Saturn, they say that the total number of moons of this planet is now 145 numbers it is arrived. Therefore, Jupiter, which was known at the top of the list of most moon holders in our system with the discovery of 12 new moons and a total of 95 moons in February 2023, has given its place back to this ringed planet.
Brett Goldman, a professor of astronomy at the University of British Columbia who was involved in this research, says: “Saturn not only has about double has done, but now has more moons than all the other planets in the solar system.”
Where did the numerous moons of Saturn come from?
Currently named with a combination of numbers and letters, these moons will eventually be named after gods from Gaelic, Norse, and Canadian Inuit mythology to match Saturn’s other moons. Most of these celestial objects remain Collision of two larger moons to each other that has caused these small moons to appear.
Although more moons of Jupiter or Hormuz may be found in the future – especially as it is closer to us – researchers have for now firmly assigned the title of having the most moons in the Solar System to Saturn or Saturn. The discovery of these new moons through a technique called “pass and stack” has been done, which helps to identify smaller and fainter moons.
In this study, the researchers also used data from the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope between 2019 and 2021 to find moons whose diameters may even reach 2.5 km reach NASA’s Dragonfly mission, launching in 2027, is expected to be able to observe at least one of Saturn’s small outer moons.