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How many moons does Jupiter have?


Question asked by: knowitall

This is difficult to call. The stable figure for several years was 16. However, recently another 23 or so moons have been discovered and are currently being classified.

As we study the planet more and more, and with more sophisticated technology, more and more small objects are noted. Whether these count as moons or really just clumps of rock caught in orbit by the planet is highly debatable.

The total count of moons for Jupiter, as at May 2005, was a staggering 63!

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It has 16 moons but now theres about 2 dosen more moons that have been created
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Date of comment: Sat, Mar 27th 2010

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