Charon, also known as Pluto I or S/1978 P 1, is moon that orbits Pluto. Yes, Pluto has moons, 5 to be exact, more than Earth. Charon has an orbital revolution of 6.3872304±0.0000011 Earth Days or 6 Earth Days, 9 Earth Hours, 17 Earth Minutes and 36.7 ± 0.1 Earth Seconds, with an average orbital speed of 0.21 kilometers per second. Charon has a Mass of (1.586 ± 0.015) X 10^21 Kilograms or 12.2 percent of Pluto or 2.66 X 10^-4 Earths, a Volume of (9.32 ± 0.14) X 10^8 kilometers cubed or 0.00086 Earths, a Surface Area of 4.6 X 10^8 Kilometers cubed, a Mean Radius of 606.0 ± 0.5 Kilometers or 0.095 Earths and a Mean Density of 1.702 ± 0.017 grams per centimeter cubed. Charon has a Surface Gravity of 0.288 meters per second squared and an escape velocity of 0.59 kilometers per second. Charon has a temperature of 53 Kelvin or Negative 220 degrees Celsius.
Profile of Charon
Charon's discovery was announced by The International Astronomical Union on July 7th 1978. Charon was discovered by American Astronomer James Christy using a The 1.55 Meters Telescope at The United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station(NOFS). Charon is the sixth-largest trans-Neptunian object in The Solar System. In The Classical World and The Roman World, Charon or Kharon, was the ferryman of Hades. Charon would carries the souls of the dead, the Haole, across The Rivers Styx and Acheron which divided The World of Aloha and The World of Haole, The Living World and Dead World.
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