Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Hubble telescope discovered another Pluto's moon

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered planets around the fourth month-dwarf Pluto.

Scientists have given newly month provisional name P4. Earlier known moon, Charon, Nix and Hydra. It is estimated that P4 has a diameter of 13 to 34 kilometers.

Pluto is a controversial building that in 2006. planet status was abolished. It will be a major target of space missions 2015th year, reports the BBC.

NASA research probe "New Horizons" will be in July 2015th The fly in addition to Pluto and the way their instruments well take a look at his month.

P4 is in orbit between Nix and Hydra, discovered by the Hubble 2005th year.

Pluto is a dwarf planet-diameter 2300 km, the moon, Charon is about 1,200 kilometers in diameter, while Nix and Hydra are about 30 to 115 kilometers. Hubble was first spotted P4 28th June, and subsequent observations of this month the discovery confirmed.

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