Pluto full house

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Pluto appears to have its own mini solar system. There are now five confirmed moons for this rocky outcrop. Once the last known planet, it is now deleted from the planet club. Unfortunately for Pluto, the ability to host moons does not help its case for re-entry into this the current gang of eight. In fact it does the opposite in some ways. Pluto was always a bit of a strange one. It was too small, too far away and its main moon was too big. New it seems to have a surplus of smaller moons. This may shake up our current theories of how these outer solar system objects are formed, but it’ll not get Pluto back into the planet club.

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