New Horizons Captures Two of Pluto's Smaller Moons
New Horizons images of Pluto's moons Nix and Hydra. Pluto’s moon Nix (left), shown here in enhanced color as imaged by the New Horizons Ralph instrument, has a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of mission scientists.
New Pluto Images from NASA’s New Horizons: It’s Complicated
This image of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, processed in 2 ways, shows how Pluto’s bright, high-altitude atmospheric haze produces a twilight that softly illuminates the surface before sunrise & after sunset, allowing the sensitive cameras on New Horizons to see details in nighttime regions that would otherwise be invisible. The right-hand version of the image has been greatly brightened to bring out faint details of rugged haze-lit topography beyond Pluto’s terminator.