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Saturn's Moons

the post:
Moons orbit Saturn like electrons orbiting an atom.
The post included an image with the caption: New Moons of Saturn
Diagram showing the 20 newly discovered moons.
my comment:

In 2015 NASA nailed down the barycenter to within 4km for the Saturn moon system.
The moons of the gas giants have mixes of elliptical and circular orbits, either prograde or retrograde.
Unlike that variety, electrons do this:
The electron revolves in circular orbits around the nucleus which are restricted by the quantization of angular momentum i.e. they revolve in orbits where the angular momentum of electron is an integral multiple of h/2π, where h is Planck's constant.
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