Thursday, October 6, 2005

Up in the Sky III

An update on the recently discovered 10th planet. The "new" planet has a moon--
'10th planet' has moon companion

The astronomers who in July announced the discovery of a "10th planet" in our Solar System say the object has a moon.
The new development comes as a result of observations made with the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Michael Brown, from the California Institute of Technology, US, says the find will help his team make a better determination of the new planet's mass.

Currently, the planet has been dubbed Xena; the moon will be called Gabrielle until official names are agreed...

Full article at BBC WorldNews

Interesting names... ;o)

1 comment:

  1. It's incredible the things that have change in my life and that I've seen since childhood. Such a different world from the one I was born into.


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