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Hubble Space Telescope spots fifth moon orbiting Pluto

Hubble Space Telescope spots fifth moon orbiting Pluto

Pluto may no longer be able to roll with the big boys, but that isn't stopping NASA scientists from continuing to take an interest in it. As it turns out, the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a fifth moon orbiting the solar system's second-most-massive dwarf planet. P5, as it's being called, is an irregularly shaped moon that's 6 to 15 miles across and whips around Pluto in a 56,000-mile-diameter circular orbit.

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“Ring of Fire” eclipse due on Sunday

“Ring of Fire” eclipse due on Sunday

You’ll be waiting a long time until the next total solar eclipse across the United States, but several states in the west will be able to view an annular solar eclipse on Sunday May 20th. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon and sun are directly in line, but the size of the moon appears smaller, resulting in a “ring of fire” in the sky. Around 6.6 million Americans will be able to witness the annular eclipse on Sunday.

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Scientists studying moon reflected light have discovered life on Earth

Scientists studying moon reflected light have discovered life on Earth

This sounds out there, but stick with me. Scientists have been able to determine that there is life on Earth by observing the way the moon reflects light from the earth. Obviously, we know there is, in fact, life on earth because we're here. The scientists are studying this method of discovering life in hopes that it can be applied to other planets throughout the galaxy in an effort to discover life elsewhere.

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Super-dense magma means no moon volcanoes

Super-dense magma means no moon volcanoes

I have never really thought about why the moon doesn't have volcanoes. According to scientists, the moon has plenty of liquid magma locked away in its core to produce volcanoes. Scientists believe they have figured out why exactly that magma doesn't bubble to the surface of the moon and create volcanoes such as the ones we have here on earth.

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