Pluto’s Moons, Nix and Hydra, may have been Adopted

February 28, 2008 — Leave a comment

The mini-moons of Pluto, Nix and Hydra, were discovered in 2005 (but named in 2006) during an observation campaign by the Hubble Space Telescope. The discovery of these mini-moons increase the number of natural satellites orbiting Pluto to three (including larger moon Charon). But where did these satellites come from?

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