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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Ranger Planitia
Clean Name Ranger Planitia
Feature ID 15966
Target Pluto
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 29.40 °
Southmost Latitude 11.52 °
Eastmost Longitude 135.91 °
Westmost Longitude 119.91 °
Diameter 370.59 km
Center Latitude 20.89 °
Center Longitude 127.91 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 03, 2021
Continent North America
Culture United States
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.
Reference [605] - Lunar Impact: The NASA History of Project Ranger, by R. Cargill Hall: Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 2013.
Updated Feb 09, 2021 5:55 PM

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