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20 new moons were discovered around Saturn — and scientists need help naming them

 

Twenty new moons have been found to be orbiting Saturn — and scientists want the public’s help in naming them, according to a Carnegie Institution for Science news release. The new discovery brings the total moons around the “jewel of our solar system” to 82.

The new moons are each about 3 miles in diameter and 17 orbit Saturn backwards, or in the opposite direction the planet rotates around its own axis, according to the release. This movement is known as a retrograde direction. The three other moons orbit in the prograde  — or the same direction as the planet.

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