Morgoth Macula

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Morgoth Macula
Feature type macula
Location Pluto
Coordinates 20°S 172°E / 20°S 172°E / -20; 172Coordinates: 20°S 172°E / 20°S 172°E / -20; 172
Discoverer New Horizons
Naming Morgoth

Morgoth /ˈmɔːrɡɒθ/ is a small dark region on the surface of Pluto, southwest of the Norgay Montes and adjacent to Quidlivun Cavus. The "New Horizons" spacecraft discovered it in 2015 and named it Morgoth, the primary antagonist in the mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien.