Pluto's Moon May Have Company (artist's impression)

Hubble reveals two previously undetected satellites likely orbiting Pluto in the same plane as Pluto's moon, Charon. The two objects are estimated to have diameters between 40 and 125 miles (64 and 200 kilometers) and orbit roughly 27,000 miles (43,000 kilometers) from Pluto.


NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI


About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:31 October 2005, 18:45
Size:2292 x 2898 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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