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Charon, Moon of Pluto

Charon is a Moon that orbits round the planet Pluto. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 1,546,625,822,956,300,000,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 1.678. Its volume is 921162612.

Charon was discovered on June 22, 1978 by James Christie.

The Equatorial Radius of the object is 604km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 2,105 km/h. The Escape Velocity is the speed an object needs to be travelling in order to break free from the objects gravity. The larger an object is, the more velocity (speed) is needed to break free from the object.

The equatorial circumference of Charon is 3792.5 km. The surface area of Charon is 4,578,343.00. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.283. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 718.80 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 17536.00.

The orbital eccentricity is 0.0022, it is the degree at which Charon orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Image of the Pluto moon of Charon

Image of the Pluto moon of Charon

Charon Facts

Mass (kg)1,546,625,822,956,300,000,000
Density (g/cm^3)1.678
Volume (km^3)921162612
Date of DiscoveryJune 22, 1978
DiscovererJames Christie
Equatorial Radius (km)604
Escape Velocity (km/h)2,105
Equatorial Circumference (km)3792.5
Surface Area (km^2)4,578,343.00
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.283
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)718.80
Average Orbit Distance (km)17536.00
Orbital Eccentricity0.0022

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