Question of The Day: What is the name of the great dark spot on the north pole of Pluto's moon, Charon?
The New Horizons spacecraft became the first ambassador from planet Earth to get a close look at Pluto. Before New Horizons made a flyby, the only images of the dwarf planet and its moons were fuzzy images from telescopes on or around Earth. The dark spot at the north pole of the moon Charon, nicknamed Mordor after the dark lands from 'The Lord of the Rings,' caused quite a stir in the scientific arena. Researchers discovered the spot is a result of material skimmed from Pluto's atmosphere and captured by Charon. Source: USAToday.com
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