Hubble has discovered a fifth moon orbiting Pluto.


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On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 
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Using the Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have discovered a fifth moon orbiting Pluto.

Five moons, eh? That’s pretty good for something that isn’t supposed to be a planet.

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4 comments

  • Chris Kirkendall

    I demand Pluto’s classification as a Planet be immediately reinstated ! ! It really is pretty bizarre to think a body with 5 moons is NOT a planet – Earth has only ONE ! !

  • Dwight Decker

    I’m all for reinstating Pluto as a planet… but wouldn’t that having to declare Eris, which is actually more massive than Pluto, as a planet as well?

  • Dwight Decker

    “wouldn’t that MEAN having to declare Eris…”

  • Sure. But then, it is how people talk that really defines a word. Any object large enough so that its gravity forces it into a spherical shape is always going to be called a planet by people. The definition created by the IAU several years ago is silly, incomprehensible, and completely divorced from reality.

    Pluto is a planet, as are many of the larger moons orbiting the gas giants.

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