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Jupiter's Moons

The study suspects that Valetudo is the final remnant of a once much larger moon that has been ground to dust by collisions in the past. He and his team have been photographing the skies with some of today's best telescope technology, hoping to catch sight of this mysterious ninth planet. "So understanding these moons helps us understand what the planets were originally made from". This putative planet is now sometimes popularly called Planet X or Planet Nine.

In the spring of 2017, Jupiter happened to be in an area of sky the team wanted to search for Planet Nine.

And so they did.

They discovered the 12 moons, but the observation and confirmation process, using multiple telescopes, took about a year.

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The hunt for Planet Nine is turning up all sorts of odd discoveries, just like the mysterious rocky object in the Kuiper Belt the Inquisitr reported on earlier this year.

The new moons, pictured as circles above, were discovered previous year by a team of astronomers. The satellite's oddness comes from its tiny size and the fact that, although it's out in the realm of the retrograde moons, it's orbiting in the opposite direction to them.

The discovery of the 12 new moons brings the total number of Jovian moons to 79, more than are known to circle any other planet in our cosmic neighbourhood.

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The twelve moons have been broadly clustered into three groups. The remaining pieces separated but still held on to the same sorts of orbits.

The discovery of the new moons was reported Tuesday in the Minor Planet Electronic Circular, a publication of the International Astronomical Union.

The twelfth moon, however, is rather peculiar. Given a provisional name Valetudo (the great-granddaughter of Jupiter in mythology), it orbits prograde, but is also so far from Jupiter that its orbit is solidly among the retrograde moons! What's truly freaky is that this set up prone to four moon-to-moon collisions. But now put a auto moving in the wrong direction in that lane, and things will go downhill fast.

"This just shows how chaotic our solar system was in the past". It's possible to delay the inevitable if the orbits are slightly tilted with respect to one another, but even then, given enough time, bang.

It's actually going head-on into these retrograde objects. They must've hit something in the past. One moon detected by Sheppard and his colleagues is the smallest Jovian moon ever discovered. It's also possibly the smallest moon known around the planet.

Researchers found the new moons thanks to a telescope upgrade.

The effect of opposition is similar to the effect of the full moon seen once a month when Earth is positioned directly between our natural satellite and the sun. That means the revolve around Jupiter opposite from the planet's rotation.

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