Zoom in on Nix and Hydra, Pluto's irregular moons

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We see here New Horizon’s Ralph kickoff procedure.

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Additional compositional data has already been taken of Nix, but is not yet downlinked. It will tell us why this region is redder than its surroundings,” said mission scientist Carly Howett, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado. She added, “This observation is so tantalizing, I’m finding it hard to be patient for more Nix data to be downlinked.”

Thank goodness. Otherwise, we would have to launch a new mission to Nix, and that could take years.

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