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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Burney
Clean Name Burney
Feature ID 15680
Target Pluto
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 52.79 °
Southmost Latitude 38.79 °
Eastmost Longitude 142.64 °
Westmost Longitude 124.99 °
Diameter 296.00 km
Center Latitude 45.68 °
Center Longitude 133.79 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Aug 08, 2017
Continent Europe
Culture Great Britain
Origin Venetia; British schoolgirl, who suggested in 1930 the name “Pluto” for Tombaugh’s newly discovered planet (1918–2009).
Reference [59] - The New Encyclopaedia Britannica: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Chicago, 1974, 1993.
Updated Sep 15, 2017 11:16 AM

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