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3 New Moons Found Around Neptune

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Posted 14 January 2003 - 02:14 PM

                                                Astronomers have found three previously unknown moons around Neptune, bringing the total for the distant giant planet to 11, the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics has reported.

These moons are the first to be discovered around Neptune since the NASA Voyager II flyby in 1989, and the first discovered with a ground-based telescope since 1949, the centre said in a statement.

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