Cadejo Macula

Summary

Cadejo Macula
Pluto-Map-Annotated.jpg
An annotated map of Pluto, with Cadejo Macula just northwest of Voyager Terra
Feature typemacula
LocationPluto
Coordinates60°N 150°E / 60°N 150°E / 60; 150Coordinates: 60°N 150°E / 60°N 150°E / 60; 150
DiscovererNew Horizons
EponymCadejo

Cadejo (/kəˈdh/) is a small dark surface feature on Pluto near Voyager Terra. It is unofficially named after El Cadejo, a hellish spirit from Central American folklore which appears in the form of a large dog-like creature with burning red eyes. The feature was photographed by the New Horizons probe during the July 2015 flyby of the dwarf planet.[1]

References

  1. ^ Chang, Kenneth (14 July 2015). "NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Completes Flyby of Pluto". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 July 2015.