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Astro Quiz 28: Pluto's Moons?

Question #28 – Does the dwarf planet Pluto have any moons?


The dwarf planet Pluto has five moons! Charon is the largest moon, and is half the size of Pluto. Charon and Pluto actually orbit each other as a double-planet system. Pluto's other four moons are Styx, Kerberos, Nix and Hydra.

You can learn all about the moons of Pluto on this Wikipedia page.

The small moons of Pluto to approximate scale, compared to Charon
Photo credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

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