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Charon, a moon of Pluto


Charon from the New Horizons spacecraft, image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Natural satellite of Pluto
Average distance from Pluto
19,596 km
12,176 miles
Diameter across equator
1,212 km
753 miles
Time to orbit Pluto
6 days and 4 hours
Year of Discovery
Origin of Name
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