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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
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
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
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
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

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