On Thursday, we were treated to a host of new images of Pluto and its moon Charon — pictures taken during July's flyby of the system, but only sent to Earth earlier this week. Now we have another treat: The best ever picture of Nix, one of Pluto's smaller moons.
When New Horizons sped past Pluto and its moons back in July, our first images of Nix yielded a surprising reddish marking. Scientists speculated that the spot might be some kind of impact crater, but needed more data to be sure.
— Emily Lakdawalla (@elakdawalla) September 11, 2015
Our expert take? In the more pixelated portrait of Nix, the tiny moon looked like a jelly bean. Now it looks like a lumpy space potato.