NASA Probe Spies 2 Tiny Moons of Pluto (Photos, Video)

February 19, 2015 12:50 PM

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NASA Probe Spies 2 Tiny Moons of Pluto (Photos, Video)

A NASA spacecraft speeding toward an epic flyby of Pluto on July 14 has beamed home its first good looks at two moons of the dwarf planet.

The New Horizons probe captured images of Nix and Hydra, two of Pluto's five known satellites, from Jan. 27 through Feb. 8, at distances ranging from 125 million miles to 115 million miles (201 million to 186 million kilometers), NASA officials said. The photos have been spliced together to create a...

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