Hayabusa Terra


Hayabusa Terra
Feature typeterra
Coordinates53°N 120°W / 53°N 120°W / 53; -120Coordinates: 53°N 120°W / 53°N 120°W / 53; -120
DiscovererNew Horizons

Hayabusa Terra /ˌhəˈbsə/ is a surface feature on the dwarf planet Pluto. It was discovered by the New Horizons spacecraft in July 2015. It is named for Hayabusa, the first spacecraft to successfully return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The name has been officially approved by the International Astronomical Union on 7 September 2017.[1]


  1. ^ "Pluto Features Given First Official Names". NASA. 7 September 2017.