Pluto's Fifth Moon Discovered

Pluto's Fifth Moon Discovered

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A new moon has been discovered orbiting around Pluto. This brings Pluto's system to five moons. The new moon has the dull name of P5 currently. This will soon change as you can vote for its new name (see Name Pluto's New Moons). The fifth moon is rather small at only about 6 to 15 miles across and is in an orbit about 58,000 miles in diameter. It was discovered by the Hubble space telescope in June and July 2012. The finding wil help navigate the New Horizons Spacecraft safely through Pluto's complex moon system when it arrives in 2015. 

You can find out more here:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/new-pluto-moon.html



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