Pluto’s Moon tally is now up to 5!

August 15th, 2012 Comments Off on Pluto’s Moon tally is now up to 5!

Pluto family1Pluto is still not a planet, but it does boast an impressive entourage.

Astronomers said Wednesday that they had spotted a fifth moon orbiting Pluto, which they already knew had four. The discovery, made with the Hubble Space Telescope, gives Pluto more moons than Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars combined.

The announcement, initially conveyed on Twitter, caught the attention of some science-minded comedians on the same medium. ”It’s like, since being kicked out of the planet gang, it’s decided to form a rival solar system,” said Dean Burnett, a neuroscientist and stand-up comic in Britain. ”Good one Pluto, I say.”
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