Charon

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  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Charontidae — certain arachnids in the family.



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Image taken of Charon in July 2015

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Χάρων (Khárōn). The moon's name is a variant of Char, a pet name for Charlene, wife of James W. Christy who discovered this moon, hence the alternative American pronunciation, which is standard at NASA.

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Charon

  1. (Greek mythology) The ferryman of Hades.
  2. (astronomy) The largest of the 5 moons of Pluto.

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