Hayabusa Terra

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Hayabusa Terra
Feature type terra
Location Pluto
Coordinates 53°N 120°W / 53°N 120°W / 53; -120Coordinates: 53°N 120°W / 53°N 120°W / 53; -120
Discoverer New Horizons
Naming Hayabusa

Hayabusa Terra /ˌhəˈbsə/ is a surface feature on the dwarf planet Pluto. It was discovered by the New Horizons spacecraft in July 2015. It is named for Hayabusa, the first spacecraft to successfully return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The name has been officially approved by the International Astronomical Union on 7 September 2017.[1]