Astro News Briefs: October 6–12

Uranian Moons Aplenty

October 10, 2003 | Planetary moon hunters have found a new trove of objects orbiting Uranus. In the past month, astronomers have confirmed five new moons around the distant gas giant. The members of the quintet are all rather small — each around 10 kilometers across. With these additions, Uranus now sports 27 moons total, ranking it behind Jupiter and Saturn at third place.

For a tabulation of all known moons see SkyandTelescope.com's Guide to Planetary Satellites.