Krun Macula

Summary

Krun Macula[1]
Krun Macula, Pluto.jpg
Enhanced color view of Krun Macula on Pluto
LocationPluto
Coordinates15°S 150°W / 15°S 150°W / -15; -150Coordinates: 15°S 150°W / 15°S 150°W / -15; -150
EponymKrun
The Brass Knuckles chain of equatorial dark regions on Pluto

Krun is the westernmost of the "Brass Knuckles", a series of equatorial dark regions on Pluto. It is named after Krun, the greatest of the five Mandaean lords of the underworld.[2][3][4]

Krun Macula - context

Krun is the third largest equatorial dark region on Pluto, after the Cthulhu Macula and the Balrog Macula. It extends nearly to 180 degrees longitude, the Plutonian longitude opposite Charon.

In popular culture

References

  1. ^ "Krun Regio" in some early maps
  2. ^ Chang, Kenneth (14 July 2015). "NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Completes Flyby of Pluto". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  3. ^ Rogers, Adam (14 July 2015). "The New, Nerdy Mythology of Pluto's Place Names". Wired. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  4. ^ Lendering, Jona. "Mandaeans on Pluto". Ancient History Magazine. Retrieved 2015-07-23.