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Successful Satellite-Hunting Team Finds Four New Moons In The Far Reaches Of The Planet Saturn

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November 1, 2000
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Cornell University
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An international team of eight "satellite hunters," astronomers who pluck tiny specks of light out of the distant solar system, has discovered four new outer moons of Saturn orbiting at least 15 million kilometers (more than 9 million miles) from the surface of the giant planet. The discovery gives Saturn a total of 22 known moons, surpassing the 21 orbiting Uranus.

ITHACA, N.Y. -- An international team of eight "satellite hunters," astronomers who pluck tiny specks of light out of the distant solar system, has discovered four new outer moons of Saturn orbiting at least 15 million kilometers (more than 9 million miles) from the surface of the giant planet.


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Cornell University. (2000, November 1). Successful Satellite-Hunting Team Finds Four New Moons In The Far Reaches Of The Planet Saturn. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001101065022.htm
Cornell University. "Successful Satellite-Hunting Team Finds Four New Moons In The Far Reaches Of The Planet Saturn." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001101065022.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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