Saturn Now Has 82 Known Moons — so Why Did We Only Get One?

Scientists may have an explanation for the absurd abundance

Popular Science
Oct 9 · 5 min read
All hail the new moon-catching king of the Solar System. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

By Charlie Wood

The four inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) host a measly three moons between them — the one you’ll probably see tonight, and then Phobos and Deimos of Mars. But stray past the asteroid belt and you’re into moon…

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