Nostromo Chasma

Summary

Nostromo Chasma
Ripley Crater in Enhanced Color.jpg
Nostromo Chasma cuts vertically across the terrain in this New Horizons photo, with Ripley Crater in the center.
Feature typeChasma
LocationBetween Oz Terra and Vulcan Planum
DiscovererNew Horizons
NamingInformal
EponymSpaceship in the Alien films

Nostromo Chasma /nɒsˈtrm ˈkæzmə/ is the unofficial name for a rift valley on Pluto's moon Charon. It was named after the fictional spacecraft in the science-fiction/horror film Alien, which in turn was named after the novel by Joseph Conrad.

External links

  • https://web.archive.org/web/20160309101018/http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Multimedia/Science-Photos/pdfs/Charon-Map-Annotated.pdf

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