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July 11, 2012 11:30 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-32

Hubble Discovers a Fifth Moon Orbiting Pluto


Video: Motion of Pluto's Five Moons

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This video shows the motion of Pluto's five satellites as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope on July 7, 2012. The three-exposure-time-lapse sequence spans a total of 4.5 hours. The images were taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 in visible light.


Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Showalter (SETI Institute), and L. Frattare and G. Bacon (STScI)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):