June 10, 2023


All 62 of the newly found moons belong to Saturn’s “irregular” moon teams, generally known as Inuit, Gallic, and Norse moons. These moons, clustered into distinct clumps, orbit Saturn on massive, elliptical paths at inclined angles in comparison with the planet’s “common” moons. The Norse group, comprising the vast majority of the brand new moons, boasts the biggest orbital distance and orbits in the other way of Saturn’s rotation. Astronomers interpret these teams as remnants of previous collisions between moons, shaping Saturn’s moonscape.


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