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22/06/1978 Charon is discovered by James W. Christy

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Pluto in a Minute: How Similar are Pluto and Charon to the Earth and the Moon?

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Pluto & Charon: A love story

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Flying Over Charon

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Pluto-Charon Fly-by: High-Res Imagery Revealed | NASA Press Conference Video

Charon, also known as Pluto I, is the largest of the five known natural satellites of the dwarf planet Pluto. It was discovered in at the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., using photographic plates taken at the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station.
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