Methone and Pallene

Two moons of Saturn that were discovered last year, along with a tentative third, have been given provisional names. The two confirmed moons, discovered by Sebastien Charnoz at the University of Paris, have been named Methone and Pallene. The third, Polydeuces, was spotted by Professor Carl Murray at Queen Mary, University of London. All the new moons have been spotted using images taken by the Cassini mission. This brings the total number of confirmed moons for Saturn up to 33.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 27th Feb 2005 (21:19 UTC) | Permalink
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