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Informal names of Charon Pluto39s largest moon The Planet PLUTO

Informal names of Charon Pluto39s largest moon The Planet PLUTO


... names for features on Pluto's largest moon, Charon. Charon

This composite of enhanced color images of Pluto and its big moon Charon were taken by

TOP: Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager

Pluto's Biggest Moon Has a Personality of Its Own

Help assign names to geological features on Pluto and Charon. And yes, you can name a feature after Spock !

Asteroid belt

This is Pluto in Charon in real color, but exaggerated to emphasize the compositional differences. The image was taken by the New Horizons probe early in ...


Pluto's largest moon, Charon, is home to an unusual canyon system that's far longer

'Star Wars,' 'Star Trek' Collide on Pluto Moon

This illustration of the largest known Kuiper Belt Objects shows Xena slightly larger than Pluto.

Pluto and Charon

Selected moons, with Earth to scale. Nineteen moons are large enough to be round, and one, Titan, has a substantial atmosphere.

Pluto Infographic

Global mosaics of Pluto and Charon projected at 300 meters per pixel have been assembled from

Artist's concept comparing the scale and brightness of the moons of Pluto. Credit: NASA

Particles 'Go with the Flow' on Pluto's Surface

Soaring over Charon

New Pics Show Charon at Its Brightest and Most Beautiful

Help Astronomers Name Pluto's Tiniest Moons

The New, Nerdy Mythology of Pluto's Place Names

A portion of the first preliminary map on Pluto.

Images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft were used to create this flyover video of Pluto's largest moon, Charon. The “flight” starts with the informally ...

Pluto & Charon flyover

... Charon, Pluto's largest moon. New Horizons fly-over of Pluto. (Source: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Charon's Surface in Detail

Charon's Night Side

How big is Pluto? - Lowly Pluto astonishes: photos from New Horizons - Pictures - CBS News

List of natural satellites

What Defines a Planet?

Pluto is a unique planet in that it always turns the same side towards its moon Charon, in other words, it is tidally locked to its Moon.

Pluto's mountains and plains

Kerberus ...

Pluto's Moon Charon Gets First Official Feature Names

Secrets Revealed from Pluto's 'Twilight Zone'

This new global mosaic view of Pluto was created from the latest high-resolution images

Hubble Space Telescope discovery image of Styx (circled), with the outer moons' orbits depicted. Relative to the other bodies, Pluto and Charon are shown ...

Triton - largest moon of Neptune - 2707 km diameter

Nix Nyx and Hydra

Just because a planet orbits a star (like Earth) does not mean that it is automatically stable for life. The planet must be within the habitable zone, ...

Dwarf planet Pluto has one giant moon, Charon, but now is known to have

Signs of a long run-out landslide on Pluto's largest moon, Charon. This

high-resolution swath on Pluto sweeps over the cratered plains

A pair of small moons that NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto now have official

This image shows how enormous Charon is, relative to Pluto. Even Earth's enormous moon

Pluto surface

Sunlight on Pluto

The "tail" region of Cthulhu, at the bottom of this image. The "head" extends beyond the right side of the visible portion of Pluto.

Five new scientific papers published today have revealed stark differences between Pluto and its largest moon

Pluto fly-by: a graphical guide to the historic mission : Nature News &

Eris, in particular, appeared to be larger than Pluto. This means that if Pluto was ninth planet, then Eris was on rise to its informal designation as the ...

... by artist Ron Miller depicts the moon Charon shining on the methane ice surface of Pluto. Eight years ago Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet.

News - Dark side of Pluto's moon, Charon, revealed by 'Plutoshine' - The Weather Network

July 15, 2015 · Pluto Takes the Prize as Biggest Dwarf Planet

Animated Flyover of Pluto's Icy Mountain and Plains

Pluto and Charon - 15 Curious Facts Concerning Pluto ~ The Demoted Planet

Dwarf planet Pluto has one giant moon, Charon, but now is known to have

It is also the largest moon of the Himalia group orbiting Jupiter.At a distance of about million km from Jupiter, Himalia takes about 251 Earth ...

Pluto's Close-up, Now in Color

Thumbnail image for NASA finds goofy orbits for Pluto's four small moons

Pluto; Charon; Nix; Hydra

Pluto's haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the New Horizons spacecraft

This graph is adapted from Ethan Siegel's Figure 1 in his article in Forbes magazine: "The Science Has Spoken: Pluto Will Never Be A Planet Again" - I've ...

This composite image made from six frames shows the International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles ...

Pluto - Tenzing Montes (left foreground); Hillary Montes (skyline); Sputnik Planitia (right) Near-sunset view includes several layers of atmospheric haze.

"Callisto, Jupiter's moon-Spectacular! According to NASA, it has the darkest surface of the four Galilean moons, but is twice as bright as our moon :) It is ...

The smooth expanse of the informally named Sputnik Planum (right) is flanked to the

7 September 2017

Really, Here's How You Pronounce "Charon"—Probably

... are moons orbiting giant planets, where their interiors are churned up by the strong gravity and other processes. What is keeping Pluto warm enough to ...


It's no secret that scientists are incredible, unrepentant geeks, so we really shouldn't be surprised that the tentative maps for Pluto and Charon read like ...

'X' Marks a Curious Corner on Pluto's Icy Plains | NASA

Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto's 'Heart'