A Closer Glance At Pluto's Moons

February 19, 2015 4:47 PM

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A Closer Glance At Pluto's Moons

The New Horizons NASA Spacecraft on its mission to Pluto, has released images of two of its destination’s moons yesterday, February 18th, which coincidentally, is the day Pluto was discovered exactly 85 years ago in Flagstaff, Arizona’s Lowell Observatory. Two of the moons orbiting Pluto, named Hydra and Nix, have been photographed separately with the images compiled into a short seven-frame film which can be viewed on the NASA website.

Pluto, which was discovered by Professor Clyde Tombaugh on February 18, 1930, was not only one of the most significant space discoveries of the 20th century, but was also an important factor that led to “the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and a new class of planet”, according to the New Horizons princ...

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