Video: Astronomers just discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter

Wed 18 Jul 2018 11:02 AM GST
Our solar system is already teaming with nearly 200 moons, and we just got 12 more to add to the list. A team led by astronomer Scott Sheppard out of the Carnegie Institution for Science discovered the moons in 2017 using one of the most powerful digital cameras in the world, the Dark Energy Camera.

And after follow-up observations, they've confirmed that Jupiter has even more moons than we thought. And these new moons point to a violent and destructive past.

(Source: Tech Insider YouTube channel)