Pluto's largest moon, Charon, gets its first official feature names

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Charon is one of the larger bodies in the Kuiper Belt, and has a wealth of geological features, as well as a collection of craters similar to those seen on most moons. These features and some of Charon’s craters have now been assigned official names by the IAU. High-resolution images of Pluto and Charon were obtained by NASA's "New Horizons" spacecraft. It is noted that one of the craters is called "Nasreddin Crater" as will be seen from the above image. The spacecraft now continues to fly at 6.16 billion miles from us. 

 

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13.04.2018