Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Planitia, planitiae: Ranger Planitia on Pluto

Ranger Planitia

Feature Name Ranger Planitia
Clean Name Ranger Planitia
Feature ID 15966
Target Pluto
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Pluto
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Continent North America
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
United States
Quad -
Reference [605] - Lunar Impact: The NASA History of Project Ranger, by R. Cargill Hall: Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 2013.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 03, 2021
Origin A series of US space probes sent to the Moon during 1961-1965. In 1964, Ranger 7 obtained the first close-up images of an extraterrestrial surface.
Last Updated Feb 09, 2021 5:55 PM