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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 Aug 8, 2017 [345] Underworld in Inuit myths. Sep 15, 2017
15843 Alcyonia Lacus Alcyonia Lacus Pluto 30 36.44 151.95 36.81 36.03 152.91 151.11 +E (0-360) EU - Greek Lacus, lacūs LC - Approved May 30, 2019 [530] A bottomless lake, one of the entrances to the underworld in Greek mythology. Jun 3, 2019
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 Aug 8, 2017 [59] Ash-Sharīf al-Idrīsī; Arabian mapmaker and geographer (1100–1165/66). Sep 15, 2017
15751 Baret Montes Baret Montes Pluto 170.39 14.6 157.8 18.7 10.49 161.3 154.29 +E (0-360) EU - France Mons, montes MO - Approved Apr 26, 2018 [475] Jeanne Baret (Baré); first woman to have completed circumnavigation voyage of the globe (1740-1807). Apr 26, 2018
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 Aug 8, 2017 [59] Venetia; British schoolgirl, who suggested in 1930 the name “Pluto” for Tombaugh’s newly discovered planet (1918–2009). Sep 15, 2017
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 Aug 8, 2017 [438] Ancestral beings in Yolngu (Australia) myth who traveled between the island of the dead and Australia. Sep 15, 2017
15837 Elcano Montes Elcano Montes Pluto 488 -26.04 143.7 -14.62 -37.45 148.8 138.6 +E (0-360) EU - Spain Mons, montes MO - Approved May 30, 2019 [526] Juan Sebastián; Spanish explorer of Basque origin, who completed in 1522 the first circumnavigation of the Earth which started in 1519 under the leadership of Magellan (c.1476–1526). May 31, 2019
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 Aug 8, 2017 [439] James; American astronomer, discoverer of the atmosphere of Pluto (1943–2011). Sep 11, 2017
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 Aug 8, 2017 [59] Japanese Hayabusa (literally Peregrine Falcon) spacecraft that performed the first asteroid sample return (2003–2010). Sep 15, 2017
15755 Hekla Cavus Hekla Cavus Pluto 98.41 6.86 154.66 9.2 4.51 156.58 152.74 +E (0-360) EU - Iceland Cavus, cavi CB - Approved May 30, 2018 [479] An Icelandic volcano believed to be the entrance to Hell in medieval European times. May 30, 2018
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 Aug 8, 2017 [59] Edmund; New Zealand mountaineer (1919–2008). Sep 15, 2017
15842 Hunahpu Valles Hunahpu Valles Pluto 295 49.09 154.41 55.26 42.92 161.36 147.45 +E (0-360) SA - Mayan Vallis, valles VA - Approved May 30, 2019 [529] One of the Hero Twins (with Xbalanque) in Mayan mythology, who defeated the lords of the Underworld in a ball game. May 31, 2019
15844 Khare Khare Pluto 58 27.85 94.56 29.05 26.6 96.09 93.08 +E (0-360) AS - India Crater, craters AA - Approved May 30, 2019 [531] Bishun; Indian-born American atmosphere chemistry scientist, investigated, in particular, tholins, the organic molecules that probably account for the darkest regions on Pluto (1933–2013). Jun 3, 2019
15832 Kiladze Kiladze Pluto 44.42 28.39 212.92 29.44 27.3 214.03 211.75 +E (0-360) AS - Georgia Crater, craters AA - Approved May 30, 2019 [521] Rolan; Georgian (Caucasus) astronomer. Investigated the dynamics, astrometry and photometry of Pluto (1931–2010). Jun 3, 2019
15838 Lowell Regio Lowell Regio Pluto 1215 86 338 90 55 360 0 +E (0-360) NA - United States Regio, regiones RE - Approved May 30, 2019 [68] Percival; American astronomer who in 1906-1916 undertook extensive searches of transneptunian planets (1855-1916). May 31, 2019
15833 Mwindo Fossae Mwindo Fossae Pluto 406 34.74 245.78 44.88 25.68 253.49 236.09 +E (0-360) AF - Democratic Republic of the Congo Fossa, fossae FO - Approved May 30, 2019 [522] Nyanga (Eastern Dem. Rep. Congo/Zaire) epic hero who travelled to the underworld and after returning home became a wise and powerful king. May 31, 2019
15834 Piccard Mons Piccard Mons Pluto 257 -35.26 176.79 -29.2 -41.32 182.65 170.92 +E (0-360) EU - Switzerland Mons, montes MO - Approved May 30, 2019 [523] Auguste; Swiss-Belgian inventor and physicist known for his pioneering balloon flights into the Earth’s upper atmosphere up to 17 km (1884–1962). May 31, 2019
15836 Pigafetta Montes Pigafetta Montes Pluto 234 -6.83 146.44 -1.21 -12.45 148.54 144.33 +E (0-360) EU - Italy Mons, montes MO - Approved May 30, 2019 [525] Antonio; Italian scholar and explorer, whose journal is the only original description of the discoveries made during the first circumnavigation of the Earth which started in Spain in 1519 under the leadership of Magellan (c.1491 – c.1531). May 31, 2019
15839 Piri Rupes Piri Rupes Pluto 549 27.13 108.9 37.62 16.63 119.1 98.7 +E (0-360) AS - Ottoman Rupes, rupēs RU - Approved May 30, 2019 [527] Ahmed Muhiddin, also known as Piri Reis, Ottoman navigator and cartographer (c. 1470–1553). Author of one of the earliest existing world maps in 1513. His “Book of the Sea” (1521), containing 290 maps, was one of the most famous cartographical works of that period. May 31, 2019
15845 Simonelli Simonelli Pluto 286 12.79 314.76 19.26 6.32 321.54 308.12 +E (0-360) NA - United States Crater, craters AA - Approved May 30, 2019 [532] Damon; American astronomer; investigated the formation history of Pluto (1959–2004). Jun 3, 2019
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 Aug 8, 2017 [93] A powerful, eight-legged horse in Norse mythology who carried Odin into the Underworld. Sep 15, 2017
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 Aug 8, 2017 [59] Soviet Union's Sputnik 1 (literally Satellite 1), the first human-built satellite of the Earth (1957). Sep 15, 2017
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 Aug 8, 2017 [59] The deepest, darkest pit of the Underworld in Greek mythology. Sep 15, 2017
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 Aug 8, 2017 [59] Tenzing Norgay; Nepalese (Sherpa) mountaineer (1914–1986). Sep 11, 2017
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 Aug 8, 2017 [59] Clyde William; American astronomer, discoverer of Pluto (1906–1997). Sep 15, 2017
15841 Vega Terra Vega Terra Pluto 1614 33.96 85.49 57.44 10.47 128.08 42.9 +E (0-360) EU - Soviet Terra, terrae TA - Approved May 30, 2019 [528] A pair of the Soviet Union’s Vega 1 and Vega 2 spacecraft launched in 1984 that were the first ones to fly balloons on another planet (Venus, 1985) and then the first ones to image the nucleus of a comet (1P/Halley, 1986). May 31, 2019
15840 Venera Terra Venera Terra Pluto 742 56.89 117.62 74.9 38.87 135.36 99.88 +E (0-360) EU - Soviet Terra, terrae TA - Approved May 30, 2019 [528] Series of the Soviet Union’s 16 spacecraft sent to Venus in 1961–1983. The missions accomplished a number of firsts, including the first human made device to enter the atmosphere of another planet (Venera 3, 1966), to measure in situ atmosphere composition of another planet (Venera 4, 1967), to make a soft landing on another planet (Venera 7, 1970), and to return images from another planetary surface (Venera 9, 1975). May 31, 2019
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 Aug 8, 2017 [59] Italian; Dante’s guide through Hell and Purgatory in the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321). Sep 15, 2017
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 Aug 8, 2017 [59] A pair of US-launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft that performed the “grand tour” of all four giant planets (1977-1989). Sep 15, 2017
15835 Wright Mons Wright Mons Pluto 165 -21.36 173.24 -17.85 -24.86 177.26 169.21 +E (0-360) NA - United States Mons, montes MO - Approved May 30, 2019 [524] Orville (1871–1948) and Wilbur (1867–1912), brothers, U.S. aviation pioneers who invented, built, and flew in 1903 the world’s first successful powered heavier-than-air flying machine (airplane) with a pilot aboard. May 31, 2019

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