Charon orbits Pluto at a distance of about 19,700 km, and Plutos radius is about 1,125 km. Compared to Plutos Roche limit, Charon is therefore which of the following? ?

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    Charon is well outside of the Roche limit and very stable.
     Charon is inside of the Roche limit and very unstable.
     Charon is just inside of the Roche limit and slightly unstable.
     Charon is just outside of the Roche limit and barely stable.
     Not enough information has been given to determine an answer.
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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Charon is well outside of the Roche limit and very stable.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)



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