Pluto’s new moon

Pluto, courtesy of Hubble. (Its newly discovered Moon is way too small to photograph.) Images from the Hubble Space Telescope, Nasa.
Date:21 November 2012 Tags:, , , ,

Scientists analysing images from the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered another moon circling the dwarf planet, Pluto. Named P5, the fifth moon is 9 to 24 km in diameter. The find adds evidence to the theory that Pluto’s moons were formed during a collision with another Kuiper Belt object. Scientists will get a better look at Pluto during a July 2015 flyby of Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft. – Joe Pappalardo

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