New Moons of Jupiter have been Named

In July 2018, experts from the Carnegie Institute of Science discovered new natural satellites (moons) of Jupiter, totaling to 79 in all. However, those 12 lunar additions remained nameless, until now.

Astronomers thrusted the naming process of these orbiting spheres into the hands of twitter users, leading to a deluge of creative answers. The planet itself was named after the Roman God of the Sea, which led to a strict criterion in the naming process of the newfound moons: each moon was to be named after a direct descendant or consort of the mythological Jupiter.

The people have spoken, and the winning results have been released.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/newly-discovered-jupiter-moons-receive-names-public-contest

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