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Comic 1082 - Ep. 17, Page 12

12th Jul 2012, 6:49 AM in Episode 17 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 12th Jul 2012, 6:49 AM edit delete
smbhax
Just added two pages (forgot to post the earlier one when I finished it, uh, earlier :p).

A year after it spotted Pluto's fourth moon, then the smallest known, the Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the dwarf planet's *fifth* moon, which is now the smallest known, being an irregular body that measures just an estimated 10 to 25 km across. Here's the latest Plutonian family photo:



Hubble's been trained on the dwarf planet and its environs to try to spot anything in the region that might be a hazard for the New Horizons probe when it arrives at the dwarf planet. The complicated moon system around tiny Pluto has been something of a surprise, and may be due to a collision between Pluto and some other largish object way out there in the Kuiper Belt, billions of years ago.

Comments:

cattservant 12th Jul 2012, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
A little gravity goes a long ways way out there...
smbhax 12th Jul 2012, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Yah!
moizmad 12th Jul 2012, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Are they sure that's not just a fly turd on the lense?
cattservant 12th Jul 2012, 9:42 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Flies are tough, but hard vacuum?
smbhax 12th Jul 2012, 8:34 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Turds are tough!