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View Full Version : Pluto's Moons, Nix and Hydra, may have been Adopted



Fraser
2008-Feb-27, 07:40 AM
The mini-moons of Pluto, Nix and Hydra, were discovered in 2005 (but named in 2006) during an observation campaign by the Hubble Space Telescope. The discovery of these mini-moons increase the number of natural satellites orbiting Pluto to three (including larger moon Charon). But where did these satellites come from? The current accepted theory on [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/02/26/plutos-moons-nix-and-hydra-may-have-been-orphaned-from-solar-orbit/)

MeteorWayne
2008-Feb-27, 05:24 PM
A small error in the article.

It states that Pluto is formally classified as a planet.

That is currently incorrect.

It should be either "formerly classified as a planet", or "formally classified as a Dwarf Planet" :lol:

Wayne the Pain