Pluto Gets Another Moon!

Hubble image of the newly-expanded Pluto family (NASA, ESA and M. Showalter/SETI)

It’s a dwarf planet with a giant family! Astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope have announced a new moon around distant Pluto, bringing the known count up to 5. The image above, just released by NASA, shows the Pluto system with its newest member, P5.

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8 Comments

  1. Jeff Barani says:

    And after we say that Pluto is not a planet.
    But I believe that only planets have or can have satellites not??
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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    1. J. Major says:

      There are asteroids with “moons” too. That’s not only for planets!

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  2. Jeff Barani says:

    I knew not that asteroids could also have “moons”…
    Do you have some examples ??
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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    1. Andrew says:

      Have a look here Jeff, this is probably not the entire list, but shows there are quite a few Asteroids out there with “moons”
      http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/astro/asteroidmoons.html#1
      Andrew.

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      1. Jeff Barani says:

        Thanks Andrew for the link. Very interesting indeed.
        Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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