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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.