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Saturn overtakes Jupiter as the planet with most moons: US Researchers

R Sinduja

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According to US researchers, Saturn surpasses Jupiter to be the planet with most Moons. A team discovered a haul of 20 moons orbiting Saturn, bringing its total to 82; while Jupiter has 79 natural satellites. They discovered the moons using the Subaru telescope in Hawaii. Of the 20, 17 of them orbit the planet backwards, which is known as retrograde direction and the other 3 moons orbit in a prograde direction.