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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

A fifth moon for Pluto

Filed under pretty pictures, trajectory diagrams, trans-neptunian objects, Pluto, Hubble Space Telescope

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A fifth moon for Pluto An image taken on July 7, 2012 by the Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope shows the recently discovered fifth moon of Pluto. Moons P4 and P5 are now known as Kerberos and Styx, respectively.

NASA, ESA, M. Showalter (SETI Institute) and L. Frattare (STScI)

Original image data dated on or about July 7, 2012

 

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