HST conferma la presenza di nuove lune intorno a Plutone

NewsCenter Update - February 22, 2006

Hubble Confirms New Moons of Pluto

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the
presence of two new moons around the distant planet Pluto. The moons
were first discovered by Hubble in May 2005, but the Pluto Companion
Search team probed even deeper into the Pluto system with Hubble on
Feb. 15 to look for additional satellites and to characterize the
orbits of the moons. In the image, Pluto is in the center and Charon
is just below it. The moons, provisionally designated S/2005 P 1 and
S/2005 P 2, are located to the right of Pluto and Charon.

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