Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hubble Discovers a New Moon Around Pluto

Source - NASA Science News for July 20, 2011

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a fourth moon orbiting Pluto. The new satellite was uncovered in a Hubble survey searching for rings around the dwarf planet.


Pluto's New Moon - Image copyright NASA
"This composite of two Hubble images shows Pluto's four satellites in motion." (Image copyright NASA)

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