An artist's view of the Pluto system

This illustration shows the Pluto system from the surface of one of the candidate moons. The other members of the Pluto system are just above the putative moon's surface. Pluto is the large disk at center, right. Charon, the system's only confirmed moon, is the smaller disk to the right of Pluto. The other candidate moon is the bright dot on Pluto's far left.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0519d
Type:Artwork
Release date:31 October 2005, 18:45
Size:4000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:Charon, Hydra, Nix, Pluto
Type:Solar System : Planet : Satellite
Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
Category:Solar System

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