A full glove view of Pluton's moon, Charon. The moon is gray with a reddish cap.
Artist concept of Pluto from one of its moons surface

Moons of Pluto

Pluto has five moons. Its largest moon, Charon, is about half the size of Pluto, making it the largest known moon relative to its parent planet in our solar system. Pluto's other moons are: Nix, Hydra, Kerberos, and Styx.

Facts About Pluto's Moons


The Kuiper Belt

first discovered

June 22, 1978 (Charon)

Total Moons


Moons sharing name with a 1970s Rock Band

1 (Styx)