is wikipedia stating right?

for a long time ive known the jupiter has 63 moons now wikipedia is stating it has 66 moons, is this right??

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  • 8 years ago
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    Jupiter actually has 67 moons: http://www.sen.com/news/giant-planet-has-tiny-moon...

    Any information on Jupiter found on the web is just a matter of being up to date or not. The longer we observe the heavens, the more we find.

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  • 8 years ago

    Yes, good old wiki is correct. You can check by looking up the references, or Goggling the names.

    The latest to be found are these:

    S/2010 J1, discovered in 2010 by Jacobson's team.

    S/2011 J1, discovered in 2011 by Scott Sheppard's team

    S/2011 J2, discovered in 2011 by Scott Sheppard's team

    I don't know how to get up 67 moons, unless you count S/2000 J11. But that object has disappeared, perhaps crashed into Himalia. It's orbit was never determined.

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  • Roger
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Probably, remember many of the moons being found lately are only a few miles in diameter. Who knows how many of these small diameter moons orbit both Jupiter and Saturn. Should they even be called moons, I say call them moonlets.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Never trust Wikipedia

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