Charon Current Affairs, GK & News
The International Astronomical Union and Minor Planets Center, the global body for naming Kuiper Belt objects, has finally given a name for the most distant world ever explored by a space mission. It is called Arrokoth. NASA launched the New Horizons mission in January 2006. After crossing by Pluto in 2015, in 2019 it flew by ..
United States space scientists have discovered a 5th moon orbiting Pluto. According to NASA the irregular-shaped moon, nicknamed S/2012 for now, measures around 10 to 24 km across. Astronomers, last year found the 4th moon around the Pluto some 5 billion km away. Charon is Pluto’s biggest moon which measures 1,030 kilometres across. US Naval ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2012
Topics: Astronomical objects • Book:Dwarf Planets of the Solar System & Their Satellites • Book:Pluto • Charon • Dwarf planet • Hydra • Minor planets • Moons of Pluto • Natural satellite • Nix • Planetary science • Pluto