Lowell Regio

Summary

Lowell Regio
Lowell Regio on Pluto.jpg
Feature typeRegion
LocationPluto
DiscovererNew Horizons
NamingPercival Lowell

Lowell Regio /ˈləl ˈri/ is a region on the dwarf planet Pluto. It was discovered by the New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. The region corresponds to the Plutonian northern polar cap. It is named after Percival Lowell who established the observatory where Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto.[1]

References

  1. ^ Beal, Tom (August 12, 2015). "Tombaugh, Lowell honored". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 11 September 2015.