Pluto's satellite system

This illustration shows the relative orbits of Pluto's moons: Charon, Nix, P4, and Hydra. The orbits are nearly circular and tilted to our line of sight, so they appear elongated.


NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:20 July 2011, 16:25
Size:1800 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:Charon, Hydra, Nix, P4, Pluto
Type:Solar System : Planet : Satellite
Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
Category:Solar System

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