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One of two new moons of Pluto that were discovered in 2005. Nix seems to be smaller as Hydra but of the same kind.

Distance to Pluto: 48 675 km
Diameter: 48 - 132 km
Orbit period: 24.9 days

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The bright dots are Pluto and Charon, Hydra is the lower, Nix the upper of the two small dots.
Photo: NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (JHU/APL), A. Stern (SwRI), and the HST Pluto Companion Search Team

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