Jupiter : Planet With Most Moons
Latest discovery revealed Jupiter has 12 more moons. With this, the count of Jupiter’s moons increased to 92. Today Jupiter has the maximum number of moons.
- The 12 new moons around Jupiter were discovered by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
- Of the 12 moons discovered, nine are distant
- These nine moons take 550 days to orbit Jupiter
- Also, the nine moons discovered are relatively small
- These nine moons have retrograde orbits.
- Meaning their orbiting direction is opposite to that of Jupiter’s rotation
- The inner moons of Jupiter have prograde orbits, they rotate in the same direction as that of Jupiter.