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??
- Ottawa MikeLv 68 years agoFavourite answer
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.
- MorningfoxLv 78 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.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moons_of_Jupiter#Disc... http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/tag/s2011-j2/ http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527523.400...
- RogerLv 78 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.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Never trust Wikipedia