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Pluto's new Moon (P4)

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  1. Drone

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    interesting, that we could find it.
     
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    It's not a moon ...
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    Interesting story about the Death Star. It looks exactly like Saturn's moon Mimas. But think about this. Star Wars came out in 1977. Mimas was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel but the first images of Mimas weren't taken until 1980.

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    So the Pentium 4 finally got a moon named after it, eh?
     
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    it was that good!
     
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    Astronomers Predict that Pluto Has a Ring

    Dust from Pluto's satellites ought to form a faint ring around the dwarf planet, according to new calculations.

    They say that ring is way too faint to be seen from Earth

    If their model is correct then Pluto definitely should have a ring.

    http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27064/
     
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    Soon, NASA will discover vampires and werewolves on that moon.

    P4 Prescott. The hottest moon in the known universe!
     
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    And its still not a planet.
     
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    Not only planets can have satellites. That's why Pluto and Eris got astronomers interested.
     
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    "New moon", get it? I know, I'm terrible ;)
     
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    Never thought that this thread can get bumped. *bump* Well now it got bumped. Pluto has 5 moons.

    Yeah welcome aboard, P5.

    Here it is:

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    http://phys.org/news/2012-07-hubble-space-telescope-moon-pluto.html
     
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    Well i guess you should name this thread "Pluto's New Natural Satellite!:D
     
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    Gemini North 8-meter telescope obtained sharpest-ever ground-based images of Pluto and Charon!!

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    Those lil suckers don't like to scatter the light much lol

    http://phys.org/news/2012-09-sharpest-ever-ground-based-images-pluto-charon.html
     
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    Thanks Drone for the interesting science (astrology) updates:toast:
     
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    Bold, fixed.
     
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    Any particular reason why it is hard to get images of Pluto and its moons? We have looked at many things, more detailed, and millions times more distance away.
     
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    because those things a million times away are stars and galaxies, they are prime light sources, pluto isn't, and we can only see planets that far away if they are crossing a star
     
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    Because they are tiny. The smaller thing is the less light it absorbs/reflects. I stated that earlier.
     
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    Thanks. It was late and I was a little "happy":)
     
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    Hurry up New Horizons! I wanna see some stuff.
     

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