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  • Second group of names approved for features on Pluto

    Laurel KornfeldAugust 26th, 2019

    A second set of names for features on Pluto, already used informally by members of NASA’s New Horizons mission, has received formal approval by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the organization that names celestial objects and their features. Submitted by the New Horizons mission, these 14 names honor pioneering explorers on Earth, space missions, scientists […]