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(Greek mythology) the ferryman who brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades

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But some scientists objected to conferring planetary status on Ceres and Charon.
It will characterize the global geology and geomorphology of Pluto and Charon, map their surface compositions and temperatures, and examine Pluto's atmospheric composition and structure.
For several years, Charon has shown his talent at a variety of public demonstrations, including schools, churches, prisons and the Douglas County Fair.
Pluto's remoteness and small size make it difficult to observe, but in July of 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will be the first to visit Pluto and Charon and will provide the most detailed observations to date.
Hal Weaver, New Horizons Project Scientist from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, said, "The image itself might not look very impressive to the untrained eye, but compared to the discovery images of Charon from Earth, these 'discovery' images from New Horizons look great.
Three of Pluto's other moons are called Charon, Mix and Hydra.
With Charon as the reference, this system of moons has nearly a 1:3:4:5:6 commensuration, with the last moon Hydra having the largest discrepancy of almost 7%.
He is survived by his childhood sweetheart, Doris (Hatstat) Charon, with whom he would have celebrated 68 years of marriage this coming October; their daughter, Sandra Miller and her husband, Roland; a daughter-in-law, Christine Charon; grandchildren, Tawnya Bushnell, Jodi Sylvester, Ernest Charon III and his wife, Cindy, Rodney Charon, Lori Vitone and her husband, Dan, Frank Charon and Michael Charon; great-grandchildren, Joseph Charon, Jordin Lee Bushnell, Emily Handy, Wesley Corliss, Crystal and Lexi Charon, Joshua, Tyler and Leah Vitone, Caiden Charon and Colin Garrity; many nieces and nephews; and his loyal companion, Cooney the cat.
39-day rotation period, Charon being about half the diameter of Pluto itself and orbiting in close proximity such that their combined light is all we generally see.
Each method is characterized by its individual strengths (de Charon, 2003).
Charon was a ruthless criminal who created and traded in illegal robots and androids so his death benefits the world--unfortunately his android Alpha survives to bring his legacy to the world.
00) comes from a Nebula-winning author and provides a sequel to her popular SUNRISE ALLEY, continuing the story of Charon, now dead, who was a brilliant criminal and practitioners of illegal robotics and androids.
With Pluto's demotion, there are now four known dwarf planets in the solar system: Pluto, Pluto's moon Charon, asteroid Ceres, and Eris.
The other plutons besides Pluto are Charon and the newly-discovered object 2003 UB313, which has not been named officially but is nicknamed Xena.
The other plutons are Charon and the newly found 2003 UB313.