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Pluto's Moon Hydra Strange Shape.

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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 10:31 AM
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I always assumed moons were of a spherical nature, Guess not..





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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 10:36 AM
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Thanks for the pic, it is basically a rock caught in orbit I suppose?
Looks like a potato.

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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 10:37 AM
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Yes thanks I was just battling with awkward ats ui.

I have edited it now.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 10:39 AM
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Based on the article it seems that Hydra is only a bit larger than Mars' Phobos and Deimos.

They won't necessarily be spherical until a moon is larger.

Just like comets and smaller asteroids.
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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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Understood, it is a little strange at first. You caught it very quickly so kudos.








posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: PickledOnion
I always assumed moons were of a spherical nature, Guess not..





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Looks like it's flipping the bird.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: PickledOnion
I always assumed moons were of a spherical nature, Guess not..





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No, moons don't have to be spherical - I think one of Mars moons is essentially an asteroid caught in orbit. I think the only requirement to be a moon is that it is in a stable orbit of another planet..



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 11:14 AM
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Looks like something off an Atari2600...



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 11:17 AM
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That is a Minecraft moon...



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 11:40 AM
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By the way, there are lots of moons that are irregular in shape Mars' moon Phoebos come to mind first



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, are not spherical.

ETA: Yeah, what 3danimator2014 said.

ETA Again: Dammit...and what a few others said. I'm late to the game, but fashionably late (I'm wearing fish nets and flip flops).


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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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Yah it is a strange shape! But as others have mentioned, there is nothing that odd with it considering all the others in our solar system that are odd shaped... Cool Thread Though! Thanx for the share!! Later, Syx...



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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It's not large enough to have reached hydrostatic equilibrium, so the shape should be irregular.
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:25 PM
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NASA will release an even better-resolution Hydra pic Friday July 17th


Yeaaah... I think I'll wait 'til Friday -- when it looks less like a pixelated potato from Minecraft.


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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: PickledOnion
I always assumed moons were of a spherical nature, Guess not..





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Not always.

Here is a picture of Mars' moon Deimos:



Saturn's moons (clockwise from upper right) Pandora, Calypso, Prometheus, and Hyperion:




Jupiter's moons Thebe, Amalthea, Adrastea, and Metis:



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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defo not made by Atari


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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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It could also just be that the rest of it is dark cause nighttime on that side.



posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 06:27 PM
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In my super-enhanced images it looks like a spacecraft or space station to me.

unclegadget.com...



posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 06:43 PM
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Plus some of Pluto's moons have some very odd orbits,suggesting they are captured objects



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