Help Name the 20 New Moons Discovered Around Saturn
Scientists at Carnegie Institution for Science have discovered 20 new moons orbiting Saturn and they want the public's help name them. The news release from the Carnegie Institution for Science says the new discovery brings the total moons around the "Jewel of our solar system" to 82. The 20 new moons were discovered using the Subaru telescope located on Hawaii's Mauna Kea by a team led by the Institutions staff scientist, Scott S. Sheppard. Saturn now has the most moons, surpassing Jupiter's 79 moons. Fiftythree of Saturn's moons are confirmed and named, while 29 are waiting confirmation "of discovery and official naming," according to NASA . The Carnegie Institution for Science held a contest last year to name 5 of the 12 new moons Sheppard found orbiting Jupiter in 2018 and they're doing the same this year.
The moons must be named after giants from Norse, Gallic or Inuit mythology. The contest launched Monday and ends December 6th. To suggest your ideas tweet them to @SaturnLunacy on Twitter and explain why you picked the ones you did.
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