Sunday, July 31, 2011

Remind Me Again, Why Isn't Pluto a Planet? : Discovery News

Artist impression of Pluto and largest moon Charon from the surface of either Nix or Hydra, two smaller moons. "P4" is the new addition.

Last week, news broke that a team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope had discovered a new moon in orbit around Pluto.
They were actually looking for signs of a ring system when they stumbled across another tiny object -- now imaginatively called "P4" -- bringing Pluto's moon count to four. 
After addition of a new moon, will Pluto be called a planet again? NO... Why? click on the link and Read More in this article.

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