Hiding in the Darkness ... Around Pluto

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And in other news, an IAU bulletin is making the rounds. The Hubble has detected two small objects orbiting ... Pluto!

Technically both Pluto and Charon, actually, as they're in a relatively wide orbit. So does that mean Pluto has three moons, or that the Pluto-Charon system has two moons? Or maybe this is another example of why calling Pluto a planet doesn't actually make all that much sense.

The public media hasn't noticed yet that I can see, but I'm sure it will soon. So keep an eye out for news of S/2005 P1 and S/2005 P2 in the next few days.

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