Charon

Caleb K.

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Charon

Charon is a moon that orbits pluto. This particular moon is about half the size of pluto. Not only is it a moon it is also sometimes referred to a dwarf planet. This moon takes about 6.4 days to orbit Pluto. This moon was also found using a Hubble space telescope.



https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Plu_Charon

Pluto/Charon

The planet Pluto has five different moons. But Charon was deemed as the Largest moon of Pluto with a diameter of 1,270 km. The founder of this planet is James W. Cristy. The moons name actually came from two places one from Greek mythology an the other from the first four letters in his wife's name. These two topics combined created the name Charon.

Pluto and Giant Moon Charon Imaged By Probe | Video

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The photo bellow on the right was taken from the new horizon. The photo on the right was taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. Most scientists think that this moon is made of ice and rocks much like what Pluto is made of. Some scientists think that Charon is part of Pluto. Many of them think that a bigger object hit Pluto
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Works Cited

Works Cited

Brune, Jeffrey. "Pluto." New Book of Popular Scienece. Vol. 1. N.p.: Scholastic Library, n.d. 156-57. Print.

"Charon: Overview." Solar System Exploration. Unknown, n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2014.

"Pluto and Giant Moon Charon Imaged By Probe | Video." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.

"Pluto: Moons." Solar System Exploration. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.

Wikipedia. "Charon (moon)." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 31 Oct. 2014. Web. 31 Oct. 2014.