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23rd Jul 2015, 5:29 AM in Episode 26 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 23rd Jul 2015, 5:29 AM edit delete
smbhax
NASA has released the best photos seen yet of two of Pluto's tiny moons, Nix and Hydra, taken by the New Horizons probe in its recent flyby:

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image by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (source)

A bit blurry, but that's because these moons are hard to see even from close to Pluto, they're so tiny! About "26 miles (42 kilometers) long and 22 miles (36 kilometers) wide" for Nix, and "34 miles (55 kilometers) in length" for Hydra. New Horizons was about twice as far away from them as they are from Pluto when it took the photos—for reference, our Moon orbits Earth about three times farther away from us than they are from Pluto, but the Moon is around 100 times wider!

Comments:

cattservant 23rd Jul 2015, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Oops!
smbhax 24th Jul 2015, 3:38 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
: P
moizmad 23rd Jul 2015, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
moizmad
Fire enuf missles and you can't miss.
smbhax 24th Jul 2015, 3:38 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
I learned this from anime!