Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pluto's 4th Moon Discovered

Hey Space Placers!

Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has discovered a 4th moon for Pluto. The discovery was made while HST was searching for rings around the dwarf planet during an observing run conducted June 28-July 3rd. The discovery announcement was made on July 20th.

This new moon, temporarily designated P4, is the smallest of Pluto's moons, being only 8 to 21 miles across. When you consider that HST was observing Pluto at a distance of more than 3 BILLION miles, it is an incredible find.

Tomorrow: Huge Water Discovery in space.

Sky Guy in VA

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