NASA's Hubble telescope finds Pluto's fifth moon

Those poor objects stuck in size between asteroids and true planets.
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NASA's Hubble telescope finds Pluto's fifth moon

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http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07 ... ?hpt=hp_t2

They hadn't named the fourth one yet. ;)
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Re: NASA's Hubble telescope finds Pluto's fifth moon

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The fourth moon is thirteen to thirty-four kilometers across. Mark Showalter at the SETI Institute was in charge of the observing team. The work was being done as a direct support to the New Horizons program.

Scientists believe the fifth moon is irregularly shaped and ten to twenty-four kilometers across. A theory proposes all of the moons result from a collision Pluto once had with another KBO.

Fourth moon discovery:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubbl ... moon.html#

Fifth moon discovery:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubbl ... moon.html#
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