Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pluto's fifth moon discovered!

Wow, two space posts in a row! That's a new one for my blog, but I could not help but post this. About an hour ago, it was announced that a fifth moon orbiting Pluto has been discovered, thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope. The moon, nicknamed P5, has an irregular shape and is estimated to be between 6-15 miles across. This discoveries comes almost a year after Pluto's fourth moon, P4, was discovered. Pluto has three other moons, Charon, which is nearly half of Pluto's size, Nix, and Hydra.

CREDIT: NASA, ESA, and M. Showalter (SETI Institute),
Articles on the discovery can be found here and here.

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    1. No problem! :) Glad you liked it. I just checked out & follow your blog as well, you have the most adorable children.