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World News February 27, 2024

Astronomer’s spot new tiny moons around Neptune and Uranus

Astronomers have identified three previously unknown moons in our solar system, two orbiting Neptune and one around Uranus. Discovered using powerful telescopes in Hawaii and Chile, the announcement came from the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center. The findings increase Neptune’s known moons to 16 and Uranus’s to 28. Notably, one of Neptune’s new moons has the longest known orbital journey, taking approximately 27 years to complete one orbit. The moon around Uranus is estimated to have a diameter of only 8 kilometers, possibly making it the smallest of the planet’s moons. Scientists believe there may be more undiscovered, smaller moons in the future.

Source – CGTN

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