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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
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
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
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

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