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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.

Will GPS Work On The Moon? 10 Things You Need To Know PNT beacons can be deployed in orbit to penetrate the lunar surface and enable consistent wireless connectivity for the lunar navigation system. Credit: Masten

Will GPS Work On The Moon? 10 Things You Need To Know

The American company Masten Space Systems will develop a lunar navigation system based on surface radio beacons. The device in lunar orbit will drop beacons to the surface that will be adapted for a hard landing and will be able to provide positioning for other satellites and spacecraft in lunar orbit, without the use of terrestrial navigation systems.