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Jupiter's moonopoly

A further 23 satellites have been discovered in orbit around Jupiter. With diameters of between two and eight kilometres, the moons are the smallest yet spotted around any planet.

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Figure 1: Planets and satellites.
Figure 2: The orbits of Jupiter's outer satellites.


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