Pluto has 3 moons?

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yanks1419

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Pluto may have three moons, including Charon discovered in 1978. The two new moons, were given the names S/2005 P1 and S/2005 P2 , are between 30 and 100 miles across. By comparison, Charon's diameter is about 745 miles. These moons orbit Pluto in an orbit that is 2 to 3 times more father than Charon orbits Pluto. These new moons were founded on May 15. Astronomers are going to make more observations on these possible two moons of Pluto in February, only then the International Atronomical Union can give these possible moons of Pluto names.<br /> http://apod.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap051103.html <br /><br />P.S. if you want any info or links about Pluto's possible new moons, e-mail me at : yankees_andrew14@yahoo.com
 
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There was a thread about this a while ago, but I can't seem to find it.<br /><br />Have you seen the "precovery" images they found in old Hubble images of Pluto? (A precovery image is an image of an object taken before the object was actually discovered. It's usually dismissed as static or a background image, or not even noticed at all. Once the object has been discovered, however, it can sometimes be spotted in old pictures by computing where it would've been on the date the picture was taken.) It's pretty neat. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#666699"><em>"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly . . . timey wimey . . . stuff."</em>  -- The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>
 
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