Astronomers peering closely at images of Pluto have spotted what look like dunes on the surface of the former planet. They wouldn't be sand dunes, but dunes of methane ice - an Earthly feature on a totally alien world.
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Good news! Three space telescopes, including Hubble, have combined their celestial powers to spot a moon orbiting a dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt -- the region beyond Neptune where Pluto and countless other icy bodies live. According to NASA, the dwarf planet's moon has a lot to teach scientists about how moons formed in the early solar system -- but sadly, it has no name. Its planet's name, on the other hand, is garbage -- 2007 OR10 and its satellite friend desperately need some rebranding.