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Pluto's Moon Nix, Half Illuminated

Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2015
Uploaded by Waspie_Dwarf
Pluto's Moon Nix, Half Illuminated
Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Uploader comment: This recently received panchromatic image of Pluto's small satellite Nix taken by the Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) aboard New Horizons is one of the best images of Pluto's third-largest moon generated by the NASA mission. Taken on July 14, 2015, at a range of about 14,000 miles (23,000 kilometers) from Nix, the illuminated surface is about 12 miles (19 kilometers) by 29 miles (47 kilometers).


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