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15676 Adlivun Cavus Adlivun Cavus Pluto 21.4 -15.4 188.86 -14.93 -15.87 189.21 188.46 +E (0-360) NA - Inuit Cavus, cavi CB - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [345] Underworld in Inuit myths. 2017-09-15 13:01:33.588
15672 Al-Idrisi Montes Al-Idrisi Montes Pluto 383 33.99 156.01 42.13 24.69 163 151.44 +E (0-360) AS - Arabian Mons, montes MO - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [59] Ash-Sharīf al-Idrīsī; Arabian mapmaker and geographer (1100–1165/66). 2017-09-15 13:00:51.532
15680 Burney Burney Pluto 296 45.68 133.79 52.79 38.79 142.64 124.99 +E (0-360) EU - Great Britain Crater, craters AA - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [59] Venetia; British schoolgirl, who suggested in 1930 the name “Pluto” for Tombaugh’s newly discovered planet (1918–2009). 2017-09-15 11:16:17.518
15673 Djanggawul Fossae Djanggawul Fossae Pluto 585 41 84.31 54.89 27.48 91.5 75.86 +E (0-360) OC - Yolngu Fossa, fossae FO - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [438] Ancestral beings in Yolngu (Australia) myth who traveled between the island of the dead and Australia. 2017-09-15 12:59:22.672
15681 Elliot Elliot Pluto 96 12.04 138.86 14.28 9.75 141.18 136.57 +E (0-360) NA - United States Crater, craters AA - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [439] James; American astronomer, discoverer of the atmosphere of Pluto (1943–2011). 2017-09-11 13:16:00.161
15677 Hayabusa Terra Hayabusa Terra Pluto 1115 46.07 229.88 62.39 28.34 264.84 196.93 +E (0-360) AS - Japan Terra, terrae TA - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [59] Japanese Hayabusa (literally Peregrine Falcon) spacecraft that performed the first asteroid sample return (2003–2010). 2017-09-15 12:58:27.439
15671 Hillary Montes Hillary Montes Pluto 388 3.26 169.58 10.12 -6.58 175.98 161.84 +E (0-360) OC - New Zealand Mons, montes MO - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [59] Edmund; New Zealand mountaineer (1919–2008). 2017-09-15 12:57:18.571
15674 Sleipnir Fossa Sleipnir Fossa Pluto 508 23.7 234.51 32.43 13.28 241.53 224.33 +E (0-360) EU - Norse Fossa, fossae FO - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [93] A powerful, eight-legged horse in Norse mythology who carried Odin into the Underworld. 2017-09-15 12:54:40.315
15669 Sputnik Planitia Sputnik Planitia Pluto 1492 19.51 178.69 49.61 -22.18 197.66 153.08 +E (0-360) EU - Soviet Planitia, planitiae PL - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [59] Soviet Union's Sputnik 1 (literally Satellite 1), the first human-built satellite of the Earth (1957). 2017-09-15 12:53:23.949
15679 Tartarus Dorsa Tartarus Dorsa Pluto 850 8.5 233.09 28.06 -12.64 252.43 219.34 +E (0-360) EU - Greek Dorsum, dorsa DO - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [59] The deepest, darkest pit of the Underworld in Greek mythology. 2017-09-15 12:52:42.753
15670 Tenzing Montes Tenzing Montes Pluto 283 -15.61 177.38 -8.92 -22.56 181.37 172.13 +E (0-360) AS - Nepal Mons, montes MO - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [59] Tenzing Norgay; Nepalese (Sherpa) mountaineer (1914–1986). 2017-09-11 12:29:46.606
15668 Tombaugh Regio Tombaugh Regio Pluto 2300 7.62 183.22 49.61 -35.39 233.44 139.05 +E (0-360) NA - United States Regio, regiones RE - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [59] Clyde William; American astronomer, discoverer of Pluto (1906–1997). 2017-09-15 12:43:59.009
15675 Virgil Fossae Virgil Fossae Pluto 710 5.23 122.76 12.87 -6.18 136.47 107.82 +E (0-360) EU - Italy Fossa, fossae FO - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [59] Italian; Dante’s guide through Hell and Purgatory in the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321). 2017-09-15 12:49:42.029
15678 Voyager Terra Voyager Terra Pluto 843 60.08 153.52 77.01 36.67 176.54 129.36 +E (0-360) NA - United States Terra, terrae TA - Approved 2017-08-08 00:00:00.0 [59] A pair of US-launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft that performed the “grand tour” of all four giant planets (1977-1989). 2017-09-15 12:51:37.73

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