Student becomes first amateur astronomer to discover a moon orbiting Jupiter

Student becomes first amateur astronomer to discover a moon orbiting Jupiter

Student becomes first amateur astronomer to discover a moon orbiting Jupiter on their summer break after re-discovering four lost moons around the gas giant - An amateur astronomer has discovered a new moon orbiting Jupiter - The new moon, which has a provisional name of EJc0061, brings the total to 80 - It is a new member of the Carme group, a group of 22 other small moons that orbit the gas giant in the opposite direction of its spin - 'Their orbits are also elliptical and highly inclined with respect to Jupiter's equatorial plane,' NASA says - Researchers have suggested Jupiter could have as many as 600 moons An amateur astronomer has discovered a new moon orbiting Jupiter, the first time a citizen scientist has done so. Amateur star gazer Kai Ly poured over data collected in February 2003 taken by researchers at the University of Hawaii and found a new member of the Carme group, a group of 22 other small moons that orbit the gas giant in the opposite direction of its spin. The new moon, which …
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