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Amateur Astronomer Finds New Moon Orbiting Jupiter—10 Things You Need To Know Jupiter and the Jovian System. An Amateur astronomer has discovered a new moon of Jupiter. Credit: NASA

Amateur Astronomer Finds New Moon Orbiting Jupiter—10 Things You Need To Know

In addition to the four large Galilean moons, Jupiter has many smaller moons, up to a kilometer in size. Today, 79 of them are known, but there is no doubt that the giant planet has other small satellites that we have not yet noticed. One such was recently discovered by amateur astronomer Kai Ly, bringing the total to exactly eighty.

Jupiter’s Striking X-Ray Aurora Mystery Cracked By Experts—10 Things You Should Know Overlaid images of Jupiter's pole from NASA's Juno satellite and X-ray telescope. Sources: NASA / Chandra / Juno Wolk / Dunn

Jupiter’s Striking X-Ray Aurora Mystery Cracked By Experts—10 Things You Should Know

A team of researchers from University College London and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has tracked down the source of the bright X-rays that flash on Jupiter every few minutes. Thus, they unraveled the mystery of this phenomenon, the reasons for which remained unknown for the last 40 years. We finally understand Jupiter’s auroras.