The Pluto system on June 14, 2002

A careful search of Hubble images taken with the ACS/HRC on June 14th, 2002, reveals two objects that are consistent with the expected locations of the newly-discovered satellites. One image (top) was taken in yellow light (555 nm) and the other (bottom) was taken in blue light (475 nm). The ellipse shows the orbital path of the new satellites derived from the May 2005 Hubble observations. The satellites should lie somewhere along this ellipse and, indeed, there are two objects along the predicted path, thus confirming the 2005 observations.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and M. Buie (Lowell Observatory)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0519g
Type:Collage
Release date:31 October 2005, 18:45
Size:574 x 634 px

About the Object

Name:Charon, Hydra, Nix, Pluto
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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