Friday, 2 October 2015

Pluto's moon Charon,

is in the frame,

as new high-resolution images captured during the New Horizon spacecraft's flyby, and released by NASA today,

can now be seen, Charon is Pluto's largest moon, but it is relatively tiny for the Solar System at just 754 miles in diameter (compared to Pluto's 1,473-mile diameter), one of five moons orbiting the dwarf planet (the others are Nyx, Hydra, Kerberos, and Styx), Charon was long thought to be a relatively boring, crater-pocketed world, at least as far as its terrain goes, but with these close-ups scientist are starting to change their views and now the good news, over the next few weeks more pictures will be released.

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