Saturn: Planet with Most Moons
- 09 Oct 2019
- 1 min read
Recently the discovery of 20 new moons of Saturn has made Saturn the planet with the highest number of moons (82) against 79 moons of Jupiter.
- The discovered moons of planet Saturn may have once comprised a larger moon that was broken apart in the distant past.
- The newly discovered moons are able to continue orbiting Saturn after their parent moons broke apart indicates that these collisions occurred after the planet-formation process was mostly complete.
- These moons are the remnants of the objects that helped for planet formations thus studying the remnants might reveal the origin of the planet.
- Also, studying the orbits of these moons can reveal their origins, as well as information about the conditions surrounding Saturn at the time of its formation.
- The research related new moons of the planet Saturn have been released by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Centre.