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    Naming Pluto: Christening Features on Brave New Worlds

    ‘Here be Dragons…’ read the inscriptions of old maps used by early seafaring explorers. Such maps were crude, and often wildly inaccurate. The same could be said for our very understanding of distant planetary surfaces today. But this week, we’ll be filling in one of those ‘terra incognita’ labels, as New Horizons conducts humanity’s very […]

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    Obviously, there must be features must be named Lethe, Styx, and Dis.
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