Why does Saturn have more moons than Jupiter, I know the grand tack hypothesis suggests Jupiter migrated from 3.5 au to present orbit but given that Jupitern is more massive meaning a larger hillsphere and closer to the asteroid belt and inner solar system, with multiple minor bodies to be captured. I know many moons remain undetected but can anybody please give explanation for this. Thanks in advance

  • $\begingroup$ See: astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/13419/… (Yes, this post needs recent update) $\endgroup$ Oct 19, 2023 at 17:39
  • $\begingroup$ That is a direct duplicate, but Ias Nilay said, the answer could be updated. You could set a bounty on that question to encourage someone to refresh the answer. $\endgroup$
    – James K
    Oct 19, 2023 at 18:11
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    $\begingroup$ @JamesK bounty done $\endgroup$
    – Arjun
    Oct 19, 2023 at 18:31
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    $\begingroup$ The title asks "Why Saturn has more Moons than Jupiter?" while the body asks "Why does Jupiter have more moons than Saturn?" Which are you asking? BTW, it appears that Saturn has more moons than Jupiter. This might just be observational bias, but then again, it might be real. $\endgroup$ Oct 20, 2023 at 13:46
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    $\begingroup$ @DavidHammen Oh, Sorry, my mistake, I accidentally did a typo. Thank you for pointing it out $\endgroup$
    – Arjun
    Oct 20, 2023 at 14:36


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