Growing up with Pluto #2 – First sign of moon Charon

Pluto’s moon Charon was discovered in 1978 – but how do you pronounce its name?

In 1978 James Christy discovered the Pluto’s moon. He was examining images of Pluto to refine its orbit and noticed a bump on Pluto. It was named Charon. Once again estimates of Pluto’s size, and other characteristics, changed. It also turned out that Pluto and Charon revolved synchronously, or with the same face toward each other always. But noone has ever agreed on just how to pronounce Charon.


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