Challenger Colles

Summary

Challenger Colles
Feature typecolles
LocationPluto
Length60 km
Width35 km
DiscovererNew Horizons
NamingSpace Shuttle Challenger

Challenger Colles is a range of hills on Pluto in Sputnik Planitia, discovered by New Horizons in July 2015.[1] It is named in honor of the Space Shuttle Challenger, which was destroyed with all seven crew lost on January 28, 1986. Challenger Colles is an unofficial name, and has yet to be recognized by the IAU.

References

  1. ^ Talbert, Tricia (4 February 2016). "Pluto's Mysterious, Floating Hills". nasa.gov. NASA. Retrieved 28 May 2016.