- khurram warisKeymaster19/07/2018 at 5:37 pmPost count: 152Points: 5,281Rank: Radio Star
Astronomers have recently discovered more moons around Jupiter, making the total now around 79. Seventy-nine moons around 1 planet. I think I knew in grade school but have long since forgot, just what are the characeristics or movements that turn a flying rock into a moon? What are the criteria they use to classify it as a moon?
Here is a rendering of what it looks like around Jupiter these days:
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- Matthew KozakParticipant25/08/2018 at 3:08 pmPost count: 20Points: 1,127Rank: Gig Goer
I find it interesting that Jupiter keeps on getting more moons. I suppose they are pulled towards Jupiter only because of its strong gravity; after all, there is no life on Jupiter’s surface which require support. It reminds me that Earth is not the only thing living; the whole universe is, in their own ways.
- khurram warisKeymaster30/08/2018 at 8:17 pmPost count: 152Points: 5,281Rank: Radio Star
Well, I’ve learned at least a couple of new things today, I learned that there are multiple moons around Jupiter, and I learned what makes a moon, a moon. Space and the planets fascinate me, but I’m especially drawn to Jupiter and all there is to know about it. It’s such a beautiful planet.
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