Hayabusa Terra

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Hayabusa Terra
Feature typeterra
LocationPluto
Coordinates53°N 120°W / 53°N 120°W / 53; -120Coordinates: 53°N 120°W / 53°N 120°W / 53; -120
DiscovererNew Horizons
NamingHayabusa

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pluto Features Given First Official Names". NASA. 7 September 2017.