New Horizons, Nix, and Hydra

Nix_HydraNew Horizons is closing in on Pluto and its moons for a flyby in July. The moons Nix and Hydra are visible in this series of images taken by the spacecraft between 27 January and 8 February at distances ranging from about 201 million to 186 million km. This seven-frame movie assembled from the new images is the first extended look at Hydra (identified by a yellow diamond ) and its first-ever view of Nix (orange diamond) by New Horizons.

Image Credit: NASA

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