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Caspus  ·  3201 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Pluto Imagry is trickling in

I never realized precisely how many of the informal names for locations on Pluto and Charon were pop-culture/science-fiction references.

That said, these pictures ignite a certain childlike wonder in the solar system in me. I only wish we had more programs like these to remind us how fascinating space really is.

asdfoster  ·  3199 days ago  ·  link  ·  

None of these places had names before this mission! As these images are coming out, the New Horizons team is naming various features.