Coleta de Dados Colles

Summary

Location of the Coleta de Dados Colles on the dwarf planet Pluto.
Coleta de Dados Colles (right).

The Coleta de Dados Colles are a cluster of hills ("colles") on the smooth plains of Sputnik Planitia on Pluto.[1] They actually represent blocks of water ice floating in the denser nitrogen ice of the planitia. The hills were informally named on July 28, 2015 by the research team of the New Horizons mission after the first Brazilian satellite, the Satélite de Coleta de Dados ("Satellite for Data Collecting" in Portuguese). So, the ridge's name means "Data Collecting Colles." The name has yet to be recognized by the IAU.

References

  • Um satélite brasileiro em Plutão (in Portuguese)
  • Primeiro satélite nacional nomeia região em Plutão (in Portuguese)
  1. ^ Staff (28 July 2015). "Informal Names for the Features on Pluto and Charon". SETI Institute. Archived from the original on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2015.