Pluto and Charon: The Binary Worlds
Lecture no. 17 from the course: A Field Guide to the Planets
Taught by Professor Sabine Stanley | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Although Pluto is no longer categorized as a planet, Pluto the “dwarf planet” and its “moon” Charon are considered the closest thing in the solar system to a binary planet system. Explore the fascinating revelations from the New Horizons mission, including Pluto’s glacial flows, floating mountains, extreme seasons, unexpectedly complex atmosphere, and a surface that appears to be dusted in complex organic molecules.