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You could name Saturn's newly-discovered moons

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 19:35:01-04

Twenty new moons have been discovered orbiting around Saturn, and they need names!

Carnegie Science's Scott Sheppard announced the discovery Monday, along with news of the contest.

Have a stellar name idea?

Tweet the name and why you picked it to @saturnlunacy.

Sheppard says that photos, artwork and videos are strongly encouraged, and entries should include the hashtag #NameSaturnsMoons.

You can't submit just any name though.

The rules for the contest categorize the moons into three groups with mythological requirements for each.

One of the moons will be named after a giant from Gallic mythology.

Two of the moons will be named after giants from Inuit mythology.

Seventeen of the moons will be named after giants from Norse mythology.

If your suggestion fits into one of these three categories and isn't already in use, you're good to go!

These new moons bring Saturn's total number to 81, meaning it has more than any other planet in our solar system.

Jupiter previously held the distinction with 79 moons.