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Hail Hydra

Jul
16

Attention all Pluto Flyby watchers, we finally have Hydra (Pluto’s smallest moon) in our sights. It’s still looking like an 8-bit moon, but this is currently the best view of it so far.

Not much to look at now, but we’ll have clearer images coming in as New Horizons flies past Pluto and farther out to its moons. Since Hydra’s discovery in 2005, it has only been known as a fuzzy dot of uncertain shape, size and reflectivity.

Well, at least it has upgraded from a fuzzy dot to a fuzzy blob! We also now know that it is 28 miles wide by 19 miles long. So there! You can’t hide from us anymore, Hydra!

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