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Friday, May 19, 2017

Moon Discovery around Third Largest Dwarf Planet

Image Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
   NASA's Hubble and two more telescope have found a moon orbiting a third largest dwarf planet cataloged as 2007 OR10. This dwarf planet is located in Kuiper's belt. with this discovery, most of the known dwarf planets in Kuiper belt larger than 600 miles across have companions.These provides answer for how moons formed in young solar system.

    Discovery of satellites around all dwarf planets-except Sedna, reveals that, they were formed 4.6 billion years ago and the collision rate is frequent.The author science paper announcing the discovery of moon around dwarf planet was Csaba Kiss of Konkoly Observatory in Budepest, Hungary. " If there were frequent collisions, it was quite easy to form satellites.

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