Photo: Pluto's New Moons Named Nix, Hydra



This illustration shows Pluto (center) and its moons from the surface of one of the two newly named satellites. The two moons, discovered last year, were officially named Nix and Hydra last week.

Charon, Pluto's largest moon, is to the right of Pluto. The other newfound moon is the bright dot on Pluto's far left.

Illustration courtesy NASA/ESA/G. Bacon (STScI)


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