Astrogeology Science Center

First Names for Pluto

21 September 2017 The first fourteen names approved for use on Pluto by the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature, have been added to the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. The features are Tombaugh Regio, Sputnik Planitia, Tenzing Montes, Hillary Montes, Al-Idrisi Montes, Djanggawul Fossae, Sleipnir Fossa, Virgil Fossae, Adlivun Cavus, Hayabusa Terra, Voyager Terra, Tartarus DorsaBurney, and Elliot. For more information, see the map of Pluto in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.