October 23, 2015 | Claire

No, it's not the mythical multi-headed dog that guards the Greek underworld, but a tiny moon of Pluto. NASA's New Horizons probe captured data on Kerberos on 14 July, so scientists have been waiting a while to see an image of the icy object.

Although the image looks rather fuzzy to me, scientists can use it to learn more about Pluto's moons.

New Horizons is now more than 5 billion kilometres from Earth. It will be interesting to see what else the probe can uncover...


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This image of Pluto's moon Kerberos was taken from a distance of almost 400,000 km.


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