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Plutos New Moon! was created by wbean

I'm sure most have heard already but for those who might not have:
www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/item/...sts-find-new-moon-ar

Pluto's got a new moon! Well, it already had it but we didn't know it was there
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Replied by Paul Evans on topic Re: Plutos New Moon!

It is being argued, and I'd agree, that the discovery of the most recent two moons reopens the debate as to Pluto's status in the Solar System. I'd go with the argument that the possession of five moons distinguishes itfrom any other Dwarf Planet.
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Replied by wbean on topic Re: Plutos New Moon!

Pluto certainly isn't without plenty of friends out there.

I wonder how it came about that there is a concentration of comparatively large objects
orbiting Pluto. Might Pluto once have been a larger object and a collision occurred, or did
Pluto just collect the others over time from around the Kuiper belt?
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