Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Nix crosses Orion's head

Nix crosses Orion's head
Nix crosses Orion's head New Horizons took 16 photos of Nix about 3 hours after the flyby over a period spanning about four minutes, in four sets of four rapid-fire images. Here, the images have been aligned on background stars and then stacked. With the stars fixed, a crescent Nix appears as a set of four smeared blurs. Astrometry.net successfully located the star field in Orion's head. NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla

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