Two More Moons Discovered Orbiting Pluto

 


Pluto now officially has three moons!

The newfound moons orbit about 27,000 miles (44,000 km) from Pluto, over twice as far as Charon, Pluto's other satellite.

They are 5,000 times dimmer than Charon, and were found using the Hubble Space Telescope.

For now, Pluto is the only Kuiper Belt object known to have satellites.

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Two More Moons Discovered Orbiting Pluto