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June 30, 2004

On June 30, 2004, the international Cassini spacecraft entered the orbit of the planet Saturn. It took the spacecraft nearly seven years to reach the second biggest planet in our Solar System. Charon, the moon of Pluto, was heard to complain, “Why can’t we get visitors? Saturn gets visitors. You never want visitors and don’t … Continue reading

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June 22, 1978

On June 22, 1978, James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered, at that time, the only known moon of Pluto. They named it Charon. In August 2006, when Pluto lost its planetary status, Charon asked for a divorce. It claimed that Pluto had lied about its status and that it could not stay in … Continue reading

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