New moon around Pluto

NASA astronomers, while searching for rings around the dwarf planet Pluto, have discovered a tiny new moon around the planet, photos from the Hubble Space Telescope showed.

The moon, which has been temporarily named P4, was spotted in a Hubble survey searching for rings around Pluto. The tiny satellite, the fourth and smallest one, is estimated to be between 13 to 34 km wide.

For comparison, Pluto's largest moon Charon is 1,043 km across. The dwarf planet's other moons, Nix and Hydra, range between 32 to 113 km across. — PTI

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