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Jupiter, at latest count has 66 known moons (with 4 "smaller planets"), sometimes ensnaring some asteroids and comets to get more moons, and occasionaly using some of its moons as weapons to pound other planets. 63 of them are thought to be captured comets and asteroids due to their and irregular shape. However, 4 of the moons are large and spherical and if they directly orbited the Sun, they would count as planets. In fact, Jupiter and its system of moons may be a counterfeit system to our Solar System. The 4 large moons are called the Galilean moons, in honor of their discoverer, Galilieo Galilei. The most recent moon discovered is irregularry shaped moon callled S/2011 J2 and lacks the mass to pull itself into a spherical shape. There may be more moons waiting to be discovered.

List of moonsEdit

The following list is of Jupiter's 67 known moons

  • Metis
  • Adrastea
  • Amalthea
  • Thebe
  • Io
  • Europa
  • Gannymede
  • Callisto
  • Themisto
  • Leda
  • Himalia
  • Lysithea
  • Elara
  • Carpo
  • S/2003 J12
  • Euporie
  • Callirrhoe
  • S/2003 J3
  • S/2003 J18
  • S/2011 J1
  • S/2010 J2
  • Thelxinoe
  • Euanthe
  • Helike
  • Orthosie
  • Iocaste
  • S/2003 J16
  • Praxidike
  • Harpalyke
  • Mneme
  • Hermippe
  • Thyone
  • Ananke
  • Herse
  • Aitne
  • Kale
  • Taygete
  • S/2003 J19
  • Chaldene
  • S/2003 J15
  • S/2003 J10
  • S/2003 J23
  • Erinome
  • Aoede
  • Kallichore
  • Kalyke
  • Carme
  • Eurydome
  • S/2011 J2
  • Pasithee
  • S/2010 J1
  • Kore
  • Cyllene
  • Eukelade
  • S/2003 J4
  • Pasiphaë
  • Hegemone
  • Arche
  • Isonoe
  • S/2003 J9
  • S/2003 J5
  • Sinope
  • Sponde
  • Autonoe
  • Megaclite
  • S/2003 J2

(The Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto pictures are from Galileo, and the Amalthea image is from Voyager 1.)

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