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Tiny Moons Found Around Uranus and Neptune

A discovery image of the new Uranian moon S/2023 U1 using the Magellan Telescope on November 4, 2023. Photo Credit: Scott Sheppard / Carnegie Institute for Science. Astronomy enthusiasts and stargazers alike have reason to rejoice as recent research has uncovered a trio of hidden gems swirling around the gas giants Uranus and Neptune. In a revelation that adds sparkle to our understanding of the outer solar system, astronomers have unveiled three previously undiscovered moons, each with its own unique story to tell. These newfound moons aren't just celestial bystanders; they represent fragments from a common parent object, adding a layer of complexity to our understanding of moon formation. With irregular orbits and intriguing distances from their host planets, they challenge conventional wisdom and beckon us to reconsider the dynamics of our cosmic neighborhood. Uranus, Shakespeare's inspiration for celestial naming, welcomes two new moons to its retinue: Cressida an