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Dwarf moon detected

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Chalk up a moon for the icy dwarf planet Makemake.

The Hubble Space Telescope has detected a tiny, dark moon circling the dwarf planet on the frozen fringes of our solar system.

On Tuesday, scientists announced the discovery by some members of the team that spotted Pluto’s smaller moons years ago.

Makemake itself is just 870 miles wide.

Hubble Telescope finds tiny moon orbiting dwarf planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Chalk up a moon for the icy dwarf planet Makemake.

The Hubble Space Telescope has detected a tiny, dark moon circling the dwarf planet on the frozen fringes of our solar system. On Tuesday, scientists announced the discovery by some members of the team that spotted Pluto’s smaller moons years ago.