Nix, one of Pluto's smaller moons. (NASA)

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.

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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. 

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.

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