Discovery Widens Pluto’s ‘Lead’ Over Earth

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Pluto may not be considered a true planet any more, but it has something even Earth can’t boast — FIVE moons!

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope captured these images they say show a fifth moon orbiting the dwarf planet.

Pluto’s fourth moon was only discovered last year.

The two newest moons don’t have names yet; the other three are called Charon, Nix and Hydra.

The “New Horizons” space probe will pass by Pluto in July 2015, and NASA hopes it will provide valuable new information on the Pluto system.

(NASA / CNN)