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Jupiter now officially has 69 moons. There are likely more to be confirmed

Jupiter now officially has 69 moons. There are likely more to be confirmed

Credit: NASA. It’s amazing how astronomers are still discussing the possibility of finding a new planet in the solar system in 2017. Compared to that, finding new moons shouldn’t be all that surprising, especially around Jupiter which is some 630 million miles away from Earth. In fact, the environment around Jupiter, a planet 317 times […]

Close Encounters Could Have Led To Cracks On Icy Moons

Close Encounters Could Have Led To Cracks On Icy Moons

The icy and distant moon Charon is the largest of the five known moons orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto. Its surface is dominated by water ice that has cracked over time. But how did these cracks form? Until now, store it was thought that the cracks were the result of geodynamic processes, sildenafil such as […]