Pluto’s Largest Moon Charon Like You Have Never Seen It

Pluto swings about her largest moon in a delicate gravity dance that is not unlike a space ballet of sorts. Charon’s size creates a gravity tug that causes the large moon to pull at Pluto, creating an almost “binary-twin” type of mutual push-pull-spin. Naturally us space geeks have been fascinated to know more about what Charon looks like. Here’s the first breathtaking zoomed photo of Charon up close and personal. Notice the dark region in the north polar area, or northern pole. It has been tentatively named ‘Mordor’ by NASA.

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