Lowell Regio

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Lowell Regio
Lowell Regio on Pluto.jpg
Feature type Region
Location Pluto
Discoverer New Horizons
Naming Percival Lowell
Lowell Regio

Lowell Regio (/ˈləl, ˈll/) is a region on the dwarf planet Pluto. It was discovered by the New Horizons spacecraft in 2015, the region corresponds to the Plutonian northern polar cap. It is named after Percival Lowell who established the observatory where Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto.[2]


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  2. ^ Beal, Tom (August 12, 2015). "Tombaugh, Lowell honored". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 11 September 2015.