Pluto System: March 2, 2006

These Hubble Space Telescope images of Pluto's two newly discovered satellites reveal that the new moons have the same color as Charon.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab), A. Stern (Southwest Research Institute), and the HST Pluto Companion Search Team

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0615c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 March 2006, 15:00
Size:400 x 400 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
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

Image Formats

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