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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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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on July 11, 2012, in Pluto and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

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

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