The new moons found around planet Pluto likely pose a danger to the NASA spacecraft, New Horizons, which are travelling to a dwarf planet it. The spacecraft is already doing his trip for seven of nine years and had passed the half of the journey across the solar system to explore Pluto.
Astronomers have discovered two moons in the sky satellite ice. This raises the risk that dangerous debris that may orbit around Pluto. "We found many moons around Pluto's orbit. The number is up to now there are five, "said principal scientist on the New Horizons mission it was.
The moon planet Pluto named Charon, Hydra, Nix, S/P 1, 2011 and 2012 PS/1. The Moon Charon was discovered in 1978, while Hydra and Nix was discovered in 2005. While S/2011 P 1 and P S/2012 seen by the Hubble space telescope in 2011.
"Our spaceship traveling so fast, more than 30 thousand miles per hour. Collision with a single pebble or small sized particles even millimeters can paralyze and destroy the New Horizons, "said scientist Hal Weaver of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Maryland. The spacecraft that need to avoid each zone of debris around Pluto.
The scientists are using computer simulations, the telescope-based land, and the Hubble space telescope to map the debris around orbit Pluto. At the same time, they are also looking for alternative paths within the system Pluto.
New Horizons was launched on January 19, 2006 and then on top of the Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This mission will end at the point closest to Pluto, which is planned on July 14, 2015. This is the first time exploration of a planet in the Kuiper belt, that is the space outside of Neptune that many left the ice grains from the formation of the solar system.