Much ado about Pluto Feature Summary

From Physics Research
Much ado about Pluto
image credit: NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (JHU/APL), A. Stern (SwRI), and the HST Pluto Companion Search Team
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Although now reclassified as a dwarf planet, Pluto is the center of a small world of its own. In addition to its large moon Charon, two more, shown above, were spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2005.

To learn about the controversy over Pluto's status, see NASA's Much Ado About Pluto and also Caltech astronomer Mike Brown's commentary.  

For the story of Pluto's discovery, see the Planetary Society's Pluto: The Discovery of a Planet.
September 1, 2006 - September 16, 2006