Charon, the curious “brother planet” of Pluto
Until 2006, Pluto was considered the ninth planet in the Solar System, later becoming a dwarf planet
If Pluto was the god of the underworld in Roman mythology, Charon was the ferryman from hell.
On July 2, 1978, the first images of Charon were published, discovered by the American astronomer James Christy on June 22 of that year.
in 2005 the existence of two other small celestial bodies was announced, called S/2005 P 1 and S/2005 P 2,
The moon, with an average orbital radius of 19,570 kilometers, has a large number of craters, mountains and long and deep valleys, known as “chasmas”
. In 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made the first reconnaissance of Pluto and its satellites,
The satellite has half the diameter of Pluto, making it the largest satellite in relation to its planet in the Solar System.