Jupiter’s first moons were discovered by Italian scientist Galileo Galilei in 1610. However, more and more moons have been discovered since. This means that we’re just barely scratching the surface behind the mysteries of this great gas giant.
In July of 2018, scientists discovered 10 new moons around Jupiter, which brings the number of moons now to 79.
Of the new moons, one seems to have a strange orbit that could help astronomers figure out how the moons of Jupiter were formed.
Scott Sheppard of Carnegie Institution for Science has been on the lookout for Planet Nine, which is …

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