Styx (muin)

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Pluto moon P5 discovery with moons' orbits.jpg
Hubble Space Telescope discovery
image o Styx (circled), wi
the ooter muins' orbits depictit.
Relative tae the ither bodies,
Pluto an Charon are shawn
greatly reduced in brichtness.
Discovered bi Showalter, M. R. et al.
Discovery date
  • 26 Juin 2012
  • (verified 7 Julie 2012)
Pronunciation /ˈstɪks/
Named after
P5; S/2012 (134340) 1
Orbital chairactereestics
Mean orbit radius
42,000 km (26,000 mi)
± 2,000 km (1,200 mi)
Eccentricity ≈ 0
20.2 ± 0.1 days
Inclination ≈ 0
Satellite o Pluto
Pheesical chairacteristics
Dimensions 10 tae 25 km (5 tae 15 mi, assumed)
27 ± 0.3

Styx is a smaa naitural satellite o Pluto whose discovery wis annoonced on 11 Julie 2012. It is the fift confirmed satellite o Pluto an wis foond approximately ane year efter Kerberos, Pluto's fowert discovered satellite. Styx is estimatit tae hae a diameter o atween 10 an 25 kilometers (6 an 16 mi), an orbital period of 20.2 days.