What a Time to Live In!
What a Time to Live In! Being able to watch and learn about so many Cosmic Discoveries. Makes me feel free from earthy concerns - its a vast, vast universe out there..waiting to be discovered and strike awe with its wonders. Wish I will be reborn in an age when it is posiible for a few terrestrials (restricted entry is necessary to avoid exploitation and ruin) to visit these wonders upclose.
This illustration shows Pluto (center) and its moons from the surface of one of the two newly named satellites. The two moons, discovered last year, were officially named Nix and Hydra last week.
Charon, Pluto's largest moon, is to the right of Pluto. The other newfound moon is the bright dot on Pluto's far left. Nix and Hydra were discovered in May 2005 by a team of researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope.
Nix gets its name from Nyx, the Greek goddess of darkness and night. Hydra is a mythical nine-headed serpent, seen as appropriate for the outermost moon of Pluto, the ninth planet in the solar system.
courtesy nationalgeographic news