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  Charon (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name "Charon" was officially accepted by the IAU in 1985, as it was very fitting.
In mythology Charon was the ferryman of the dead: a figure with close ties to the god Pluto.
Charon's diameter is 1,205 km (748.8 miles), just under half the size of Pluto.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charon_(moon)   (557 words)

Charon, in Greek mythology, is the ferryman of the dead.
Those who cannot afford the passage, or are not admitted by Charon, are doomed to wander on the banks of the Styx for a hundred years.
Charon is the son of Erebus and Nyx.
www.pantheon.org /articles/c/charon.html   (179 words)

During the 1980’s, Earth crossed the orbital plane of Charon and a series of mutual events were observed that significantly enhanced the study of the Pluto-Charon system.
It was fortunate that Charon’s discovery was made prior to the mutual events, considering that the sun crosses the orbital plane of Charon only twice during a single Plutonian year.
It is thought possible that Charon, Neptunes’ moon Triton, and Pluto are icy worlds of the outer solar system that were not swept up by Uranus and Neptune or ejected from the solar system.
www.solarviews.com /eng/charon.htm   (713 words)

Charon appears to be made almost entirely of low-density ice, though its density and internal structure are unknown.
Charon probably has no atmosphere of its own, but may occasionally be surrounded by the upper layers of Pluto’s atmosphere.
Charon is named after the boatman who took the souls of the dead across the River Styx into the underworld, or Hades, in Greek mythology.
www.geocities.com /beyondearth2001/charon.htm   (298 words)

 Harwood State Bank v. Charon, 466 N.W.2d 601 (ND 1991)
Charon answered the complaint and filed a counterclaim, alleging that the Bank conspired with Sexton to deny Charon rent on his property, and that the Bank's lawsuit for conversion was spurious.
Charon argues that he did not convert the Bank's property because he acted on advice of counsel and because the sale to Skalet was "conditional." Conversion is the wrongful exercise of dominion over the personal property of another in a manner inconsistent with, or in defiance of, the owner's rights.
Charon now argues that it was illogical for the court to accept a valuation that shows no loss of value for the four year's usage.
www.court.state.nd.us /court/opinions/900086.htm   (2020 words)

 Charon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charon was also observed to have a slight eccentricity that continues to change; the only know satellite to have an eccentricity not zero.
Charon’s lower albedo, compared to Pluto, was supported by evidence of water ice and ammonia.
The origin of Charon’s previous location may come from the ice dwarf region of the first Kuiper Belt, but if Tholen’s predictions are right, than an impact was within the last century; the ice dwarf hypothesis doesn’t fit.
www.depauw.edu /acad/geosciences/pluto/charon.html   (561 words)

 Pluto and Charon - Wavelength Virtual Astronomical Tours
Charon is named for the mythological figure who ferried the dead across the River Acheron into Hades.
Charon is unusual in that it is the largest moon with respect to its primary planet in the Solar System.
Charon's composition is unknown, but its low density of about 2 gm/cm3 indicates that it may be similar to Saturn's icy moon Rhea.
www.wwiaviation.com /wavelength/pluto.html   (1121 words)

 Latin 1 - Mythology - Underworld - Charon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charon waited with his boat at the the edge of the river Styx.
Since he was quite stingy, Charon had to be paid for his services with the toll (naulon).
Charon is a stock figure in mythology, and he often appears in poetry and literary metaphors.
www.dl.ket.org /latin1/mythology/1deities/underworld/charon.htm   (143 words)

Set against the favored view that Charon stemmed from the collision between Pluto and another large object in the early days of the Solar System, is the suggestion that Pluto and Charon formed independently.
The likely presence of water-ice, together with the possibility that Charon is subject to significant tidal heating as a result of Pluto's gravity, has led to the hypothesis that there may be a sub-ice liquid ocean of water on the moon which could harbor microbial life.
Charon is due to be observed at close range by the New Horizons probe in 2015.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/C/Charon.html   (346 words)

 Pluto's Moon Charon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charon is consists of slightly different materials than Pluto is suspected to have a very tenuous atmosphere.
Charon's discovery has led to the unearthing of some answers that were previously unknown to astronomers.
This is not the case for Pluto and Charon: their center of mass lies between the two worlds, and it is this center of mass that orbits the sun.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/8-28-2004-58524.asp   (768 words)

 Tour the Solar System and Beyond - Pluto and Charon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charon, which is almost half the size of Pluto, orbits the planet every 6.4 days, at an altitude of about 18,300 kilometers.
Charon's surface differs from Pluto's; it is covered with dirty water ice and doesn't reflect as much light as Pluto's surface.
One leading theory suggests that Pluto and Charon are relics of a population of hundreds or thousands of similar bodies that were formed early in solar system history.
spacekids.hq.nasa.gov /osskids/animate/pluto.html   (825 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Space - Charon
Charon is a frozen world which is probably made up of water and nitrogen ices.
Charon is not visible from the Earth with the naked eye, and can only just be spotted with an amateur telescope.
Charon was discovered in 1978 by James Christy who named the moon after his wife, Charlene.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/space/solarsystem/pluto/charon.shtml   (311 words)

Charon is named for the mythological figure who ferried the dead across the River Acheron into Hades (the underworld).
Charon is unusual in that it is the largest moon with respect to its primary planet in the Solar System (a distinction once held by Earth's Moon).
Charon's composition is unknown, but its low density (about 2 gm/cm3) indicates that it may be similar to Saturn's icy moons (i.e.
seds.lpl.arizona.edu /nineplanets/nineplanets/pluto.html   (1473 words)

 Jean Charon/Metaphysics/Cosmology/Physics/Electrons/Black Holes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jean-Emile Charon was a physicist and an engineer at the l'École Supérieur de Physique et Chimie in France and a specialist in nuclear research at the Commissariat L'Energie Atomique de Saclay when he first published L'Esprit cet inconnu (literally "Spirit, this unknown") in 1977.
Charon published the results of his metaphysical inquiries in a number of works that have been translated throughout the world.
In this electronic space-time, says Charon, there is an orderly memory of past events that goes on endlessly empowering and enriching us -- not only in that part of ourselves we call mind, but in every single part of our being, in the very electrons that combine to make us who and what we are.
www.webstationone.com /fecha/charon.htm   (1513 words)

 Pluto and Charon
Charon (the ch is pronounced like in chaos) was discovered in 1978 when photographs of Pluto showed a "bump" on one side.
Charon is appropriately named after the ferryman who carried the souls of the dead across the Styx, a river in the lower world.
The rotation of Pluto has to be considered along with the revolution and rotation of its moon Charon, because the gravitational and the tidal forces that they exert on each other affect the rotation of both, as well as Charon's orbit around Pluto.
www.mira.org /fts0/planets/101/text/txt201x.htm   (1094 words)

 NASA's Solar System Exploration: Planets: Pluto: Moons: Charon
In Greek mythology, Charon was the boatman who carried the souls of the dead to the underworld - a kingdom that in Roman mythology was ruled by the god, Pluto.
Charon appears to be covered by water ice, which differs from Pluto's surface of frozen nitrogen, methane, and carbon dioxide.
NASA plans to launch its New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto and Charon in 2006, and it should arrive in 2015, becoming the first spacecraft to visit them.
sse.jpl.nasa.gov /planets/profile.cfm?Object=Plu_Charon   (345 words)

 Pluto's Partner Charon Dims a Star   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charon is so tiny and so distant that such stellar occultation events are exceedingly rare; the last (and only other) one to have been observed was in 1980.
As a result, the shadow that Charon cast on the Earth when it crossed in front of the star was the same size as Charon itself, only 1200 kilometers (750 miles) across, or only a tenth the Earth's diameter.
Charon and Pluto mutually occulted each other over a period of years 10 years or so ago, and they gave a diameter that’s a few kilometers smaller than the one from the one previous occultation in 1980.
planetary.org /news/2005/pluto_charon_occultation_0720.html   (839 words)

 Pluto and Charon
Because Pluto and Charon are so close to each other (a mere 19,800 km or about 12,200 miles), when the surface ices of Pluto start to sublimate part of its atmosphere may be transferred to Charon.
Pluto and Charon are so close to each other that they are in synchronous rotation, with a period of 6.387 days (a true tidal lock!).
With Pluto, Charon, Triton and the other trans-Neptunian (Kuiper Belt) objects, we have a complete picture of our solar system, and a coherent picture of why our solar system looks, acts, and is as it is.
www.astro.washington.edu /larson/Astro150b/Lectures/Pluto/pluto_charon.html   (832 words)

 NPR : Stories in Medicine
Charon, right, with two of her narrative medicine students, Anne Rogness and George Stapleton.
Charon says she realized that this narrative aspect of medicine was all around her students, but never openly discussed.
NPR's Margot Adler spent some time with Charon and her students to see how patients' stories unfold, and what some doctors-in-training are doing with them.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=1480863   (667 words)

 Sea and Sky: Pluto & Charon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charon was named after the mythological figure who ferried the dead across the river Styx to Hades.
Between 1985 and 1990, the Earth was aligned with the orbits of Pluto and Charon in such a way that a series of eclipses would take place.
Astronomers were able to take advantage of this situation to accurately determine the size of both Pluto and Charon, and to create the first image of Pluto showing some of its larger surface features.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3j.html   (615 words)

 The Coolest Charon Website Known To Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charon is Pluto's moon and is informally pronounced 'SHAR-on.” It was discovered in 1978 by James W. Christy, a U.S. Naval Observatory scientist.
Charon and Pluto - Wavelength Virtual Astronomical Tour - This website described the mysterious Charon and informs the viewer of its background and the reasoning behind its name and surface.
Charon: Farthest Moon from the Planet (YET) - Charon, the farthest moon from the planet Pluto, is discussed in great detail at this website.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/fil/pages/listcharonan.html   (1744 words)

 Charon Anniversary Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pluto was discovered at Lowell Observatory in 1930 by the late Clyde W. Tombaugh, an amateur astronomer from Kansas who was hired by the Observatory specifically to photograph the sky with a special camera and search for the planet predicted by the Observatory's founder, Percival Lowell.
The discovery of Charon has led to a much better understanding of just how tiny Pluto is. Its diameter is about 2274 km (1413 miles), and its mass is 0.25% of the mass of the Earth.
Charon has a diameter of about 1172 kilometers (728 miles) and a mass of about 22% that of Pluto.
www.usno.navy.mil /pao/press/charon.shtml   (838 words)

During the period from 1985 through 1990, Earth was aligned with the orbit of Charon around Pluto such that an eclipse could be observed every Pluto day.
This provided opportunity to collect significant data which led to albedo maps defining surface reflectivity, and to the first accurate determination of the sizes of Pluto and Charon, including all the numbers that could be calculated therefrom.
The Charon image is based upon photometric measurements acquired by Marc Buie of Lowell Observatory.
www.solarviews.com /eng/pluto.htm   (1732 words)

Charon is only about 1/20 as far from Pluto as the Moon is from Earth.
Charon appears to have a surface of water ice, while Pluto's is frozen methane and nitrogen.
Charon's orbital period of 6.387 days is exactly equal to Pluto's rotational period.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/7460/charon.html   (321 words)

 PRESS RELEASE PremiTech and Charon Systems Form Strategic Distribution Partnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charon Systems maintains specific expertise in sales and support of Citrix application server computing solutions, as evidenced by its unprecedented third receipt of the "Citrix Solutions Advisor of the Year" award that recognizes outstanding sales and support of Citrix application server computing solutions across Canada.
Charon Systems focuses on delivering complete end-to-end IT solutions that enable companies to optimize IT efficiencies and reduce the cost of running their organizations.
For over a decade, Charon Systems, a Bell Canada company, has been at the forefront of the information revolution, working with clients in all industries to help them leverage the strengths of IT investments, to optimize their business performance and produce value-driven results.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=82193   (800 words)

 The News-Review - News
Charon, 69, took a swig from a sports drink bottle and wiped his hands on a towel before he got started.
Charon, who wears a size 16 ring, went through the first book like it was only a few pages rather than 1,004.
Charon lost his title in late 2002, when Mike West, a fitness and judo instructor from Indiana, ripped through 30 phone books.
www.oregonnews.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040816/NEWS/108160024   (705 words)

 Inferno's CHARON(1)
When charon starts, it checks to see if wm is running; if it is then charon creates a new wm window for its display, otherwise it uses the whole area of the display device.
Charon displays a progress panel to indicate the download status of each of the components of the current document.
Charon attempts to be as close as possible to Netscape Navigator Version 3 in terms of its markup support.
www.vitanuova.com /inferno/man/1/charon.html   (1809 words)

 Changing the Face of Medicine | Dr. Rita Charon
Her father was a physician caring for the French Canadian community in the area, and she eventually followed him into the profession after working as a teacher and volunteering as an activist in the peace movement of the 1970s.
Rita Charon had studied biology and child education at the Experimental College of Fordham University in New York, graduating with a B.A. degree in 1970.
Charon developed the system to train her medical students to better empathize with their patients.
www.nlm.nih.gov /changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_58.html   (705 words)

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