The Pluto System on Feb. 15, 2006 (Annotated)

Anxiously awaited follow-up observations with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of two new moons around the distant planet Pluto. The moons were first discovered by Hubble in May 2005, but the science team probed even deeper into the Pluto system last week to look for additional satellites and to characterize the orbits of the moons.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (JHU/APL), A. Stern (SwRI), and the HST Pluto Companion Search Team

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0609c
Type:Observation
Release date:22 February 2006, 19:00
Size:704 x 800 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

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Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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