Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Mons, montes: Piccard Mons on Pluto

Piccard Mons

Feature Name Piccard Mons
Clean Name Piccard Mons
Feature ID 15834
Target Pluto
Feature Type Mons, montes
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Pluto
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Continent Europe
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
Switzerland
Quad -
Reference [523] - Encyclopedia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Auguste-Piccard-Swiss-Belgian-physicist
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date May 30, 2019
Origin Auguste; Swiss-Belgian inventor and physicist known for his pioneering balloon flights into the Earth’s upper atmosphere up to 17 km (1884–1962).
Last Updated May 31, 2019 4:02 PM