Moon population

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Abstract

Saturn may have more moons than scientists previously observed. In fact, scientists believe that they may have identified seven new moons for a total of 27 satellites encircling the planet. On the basis of a new analysis of a select cut of images from Voyager 2's recent bounty, astronomers from London's Westfield College reported the finding this month at the annual meeting of the Division, for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. The scientists pinpointed the objects by zeroing in on a conspicuous region of Saturn's ring system that appeared to have a deficient population of charged particles.

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