Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Pluto

Target: Pluto


Pluto was discovered at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ during a systematic search for a trans-Neptune planet predicted by Percival Lowell and William H. Pickering. Named after the Roman god of the underworld who was able to render himself invisible.

Pluto

Pluto Image with Names

GIS Downloads

For All Approved Features:
PLUTO_nomenclature.zip
PLUTO_nomenclature.kmz