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Pluto Has Three Moons


  03:34:53 am, by Nimble   , 151 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Pluto Has Three Moons

The Hubble plus really good researchers just keeps on coming up with surprises. It's been ages since I've kept up with Pluto. Last I left it, they had figured out that it had a pretty big-sized moon around it, Charon. I didn't even know that it had a confirmed atmosphere, however thin. Now this poor rock who people have been trying to take "planet" status away from has two new moons. Who knew?

The outer solar system is shaping up pretty interestingly. One thing that seems a little strange so far is that there is still no sign of an Oort cloud, which was hypothesized as being where long-period comets with odd orbits, like Halley's comet. Everything past Pluto has so far been in pretty much the same angle of orbit as the rest of the planets. How long before we can prove or disprove the existence of the Oort cloud?

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