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Pluto leads the way in planet formation

Images from the Hubble Space Telescope cast new light on the orbits, shapes and sizes of Pluto's small satellites. The analysis comes just before a planned reconnaissance by the first spacecraft to visit them. See Article p.45

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Figure 1: Pluto and its satellites.

NASA, ESA, M. Showalter (SETI Inst.)

Figure 2: Orbital architecture.

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Kenyon, S. Pluto leads the way in planet formation. Nature 522, 40–41 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/522040a

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