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The International Astronomical Union Set Pluto Naming Themes

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) - the internationally recognized authority for naming celestial bodies and their surface features - has approved themes submitted by NASA's New Horizons team for naming surface features on Pluto and its moons.
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First Pluto Maps with Names

Some of the results of the public naming campaign for Pluto are already showing up on maps.
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Title: Proposed Nomenclature for Surface Features on Pluto and Its Satellites and Names for Newly Discovered Satellites
Author: Eric E. Mamajek, Valerie A. Rapson, David A. Cameron, Manuel Olmedo, Shane Fogerty, Eric Franklin, Erini Lambrides, Imran Hasan, Richard E. Sarkis, Stephen Thorndike, Jason Nordhaus

In anticipation of the July 2015 flyby of the Pluto system by NASA's New Horizons mission, we propose naming conventions and example names for surface features on Pluto and its satellites (Charon, Nix, Hydra, Kerberos, Styx) and names for newly discovered satellites.

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