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How many satellites does saturn have?

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Asked by aman nautiyal, 11 Jun '07 04:26 pm
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As of 2007, a total of 59 individual moons have been identified, plus 3 unconfirmed moons that could be small dust clumps in the rings. 48 moons have been named. Many of the moons are very small: out of 59, 33 are less than 10 km in diameter, and another 13 less than 50 km. Only seven of them are massive enough to have collapsed into spheroids under their own gravitation.

source: wikipedia
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 11 Jun '07 04:31 pm

 
  
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59 and 3 unconfirmed. The 57th (S/2007 S 1) was only discovered on April 13th 2007 and the 58th and 59th (S/2007 S 2 and S/2007 S 3) on May 1st 2007.
Answered by ARIVAZHAGAN KAIVALYAM, 11 Jun '07 04:28 pm

 
  
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9
Answered by SUJATA CHAKRABORTY, 11 Jun '07 04:29 pm

 
  
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9
Answered by varghese, 11 Jun '07 04:28 pm

 
  
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Nine
Answered by puranam mahalaxmi, 11 Jun '07 04:28 pm

 
  
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18 i think.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 30 Jul '09 04:17 am

 
  
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Saturn has 47 confirmed satellites
Answered by bharathi raja, 11 Jun '07 04:34 pm

 
  
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Saturn has 48 confirmed natural satellites. Because the increasing number of satellites makes it difficult to continue to name them after Greek Titans, a scheme was adopted for the outer satellites. These are now named after the giants of other cultures: Inuit, Norse, and Gallic. The satellites may be divided into eight groups for convenience. In the order of their distance from Saturn, the groups are shepherd (satellites whose orbit is within or just beyond Saturn's ring system), co-orbital (two satellites that share the same orbit and trade positions within it on a regular basis), inner large (large satellites within the E ring), Trojan (satellites that are co-orbital at Lagrangian points), outer large (large satellites beyond the E ring), and Inuit, Norse, and Gallic (each a group of outer satellites that have similar orbits).

There are four named satellites, Pan, Atlas, Prometheus, and Pandora in the shepherd group. The co-orbital group comprises Epimetheus and Janus. The inner la ...more
Answered by Prasad Ramachandran, 11 Jun '07 04:29 pm

 
  
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Answered by Sujit Pandeya, 11 Jun '07 04:29 pm

 
  
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