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A Pluto–Charon Concerto: An Impact on Charon as the Origin of the Small Satellites

13 Aug 2020, 16:00 UTC
A Pluto–Charon Concerto: An Impact on Charon as the Origin of the Small Satellites
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Benjamin C. Bromley and Scott J. Kenyon 2020 AJ 160 85
Modelling shows that an impact between Pluto’s companion Charon and a body of 30–100 km could have produced a disk of debris that later formed into the smaller satellites of Pluto and Charon.

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