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Many nicknames for Pluto’s features are now official

Explorers, astronomers, and underworld figures donate give names to features.
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Pluto features given first official names

Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union has officially approved the naming of 14 features on the surface of Pluto. These are the first geological features on the planet to be named...

Official naming of surface features on Pluto and its satellites: First step approved

Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

In 2015, in partnership with NASA's New Horizons mission and the SETI Institute, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) endorsed the Our Pluto naming campaign, which allowed the public to participate in the exploration of Pluto ...

Welcome To Pluto, The Underworld Of The Solar System

News : The Lookout

On Thursday, the International Astronomical Union approved themes for naming surface features on Pluto and its moons. For the dwarf planet, most of the naming themes relate to the underworld.

Pluto: dwarf planet's surface features given first official names

Academics / Astronomy : The Guardian: Space

Mythological figures, astronomers, explorers and a British schoolgirl are among those immortalised as mountains, craters and regions on the distant world A British schoolgirl who came up with the name “Pluto” for a newly-found plane...

Astronomers consult the underworld to name Pluto's first features

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In July 2015, the New Horizons probe zipped past Pluto, and images and information gathered during the historic flyby are still being processed and studied. Now, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has officially named 14 fea...

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