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Pluto’s Largest Moon, Charon, Gets Its First Official Feature Names

11 Apr 2018, 17:00 UTC
Pluto’s Largest Moon, Charon, Gets Its First Official Feature Names NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Legendary explorers and visionaries, real and fictitious, are among those immortalized by the IAU in the first set of official surface-feature names for Pluto’s largest moon, Charon. The names were proposed by the New Horizons team and approved by IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.

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