Planet Charon

Charon is 1 of Pluto's moon's


Charon is 1 of 5 of Pluto's moon's.It was discovered by James W. Christy . It was discovered in 1978.Charon was named by greek methology. Charon is a dwarf planet but it is a moon to. It was found in the US Naval Observatory in Washington D.C.


Charon is mostly ice but the core might be rock we don't know. It doesn't rotate around Pluto so it is considered a dwarf planet. Christy originally suggested the name Charon because of his wife’s name “Char”.The distance between Charon and Pluto is 19,570 kilometers (12,160 mi).

Some pictures of Charon...