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Two New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter
Tiny satellites add to planet’s “backward” swarm, astronomers say.
Published February 2, 2012
Currently known as S/2011 J1 and S/2011 J2, the new moons were first identified in images acquired with the Magellan-Baade Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile on September 27, 2011.
The objects are among the smallest moons yet discovered in the solar system, each measuring only about a kilometer (0.62 mile) wide.