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Why Are Pluto’s Moons So Weird?

11 May 2020, 18:05 UTC
Why Are Pluto’s Moons So Weird? NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

Whether you call it a planet, a dwarf planet, or a Kuiper Belt or Trans-Neptunian Object—or all of the above—there’s no denying that Pluto and its family of moons are true curiosities in the Solar System. Not only does little Pluto have one moon, Charon, that’s so massive in comparison that they both orbit each other around a point outside the radius of either, but it also has four other smaller moons in orbit that break the general rules of how moons are “supposed to” behave.

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