Pluto's Neighbors

C.E. Dorsett

It's getting crowded around the ninth planet:

Adding to the growing compendium of Kuiper belt objects, astronomers have spotted two new moons orbiting Pluto. Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope from May of last year show two tiny dots revolving around the same center of gravity as the ninth planet and its largest moon, Charon. Reporting the finding today in Nature, the researchers speculate that the tiny companions formed in the same cataclysmic collision that produced Charon (Scientific American).


I hope they release pics soon. I would like to see them, even if they are just specs of light.