From Universe Today: “An Astronomical Detective Tale and the Moon of 2007 OR10”


Universe Today

21 June , 2017
David Dickinson

These two images reveal a moon orbiting the dwarf planet 2007 OR10. NASA/Hubble/ESA/STScI

NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope

It isn’t every day we get a new moon added to the list of solar system satellites. The combined observational power of three observatories — Kepler, Herschel and Hubble — led an astronomical detective tale to its climatic conclusion: distant Kuiper Belt Object 2007 OR10 has a tiny moon.

NASA/Kepler Telescope

ESA/Herschel spacecraft

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