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Researchers may discover an exomond for the first time – and it’s huge

Astronomers have apparently discovered an exomond for the first time: Kepler-1708 bi. The moon is believed to be about 2.6 times Earth’s size and orbits the gas giant Kepler-1708 b, 5,500 light-years from Earth. But proof is difficult.

There are around 170 moons in our solar system, and 79 satellites orbit our largest planet, Jupiter. Saturn even has 82 planets – and those are just the ones we know about. Outside of our solar system things are different. While researchers have now discovered almost 5,000 exoplanets, they have not yet caught an exomond. It is assumed…

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