The Hazard Search

Explanation: Members of the New Horizons Hazards Team searched for debris, rings and additional satellites of the Pluto system in the months leading up to the July 2015 encounter. While the search for additional satellites of Pluto was unsuccessful, the team determined that it was safe for New Horizons to pass through the Pluto system.


Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/John Spencer