Satellites

Nov 16
2015
BY CHRISTINA SNG, SINGAPORE

Billions of years
After Pluto’s Moon Wars
Satellites still reeling

Photo: New Horizons data indicates that at least two (and possibly all four) of Pluto's small moons may be the result of mergers between still smaller moons. If this discovery is borne out with further analysis, it could provide important new clues to the formation of the Pluto system.

Photo credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

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