Pluto's Satellite System

Pluto's Satellite System

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News release ID: STScI-2011-23
Release Date: Jul 20, 2011
Image Use: Copyright
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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.

Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Kuiper Belt Objects, Moons, Pluto, Solar System


Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)