Twelve more moons of Saturn discovered
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Wednesday, May 4, 2005Astronomers at the today announced their discovery of twelve further moons of , bringing the total number of moons discovered so far to 46. The initial discovery of the satellites was on December 12, 2004, and was made using the 8.2 metre at the . Confirmational observations were then conducted throughout January, February, and March from the Subaru telescope and from the telescope.
Similar teams at the university led by Jupiter in 2001, and a further 11 in 2002, before turning their attentions to Saturn.discovered 11 moons of
11 of the newly discovered moons are in
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