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Thursday, 12 July 2012 - 8:52
Hubble discovers new Pluto moon
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The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a fifth moon circling the dwarf planet Pluto.

The new moon, visible as a speck of light in Hubble images, is estimated to be irregular in shape and between 10km and 25km across.

Scientists are intrigued that such a small world can have such a complex collection of satellites.

The moon - known only as P5 - could help shed light on how the Pluto system formed and evolved.

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