Vader (crater)


Crater characteristics
Ripley Crater in Color.jpg
Photo of Charon centered on Ripley Crater. Nostromo Chasma crosses Ripley vertically. Organa Crater is at 9:00, and Vader is the dark crater at 12:00
Coordinates55°N 15°W / 55°N 15°W / 55; -15Coordinates: 55°N 15°W / 55°N 15°W / 55; -15[1]
DiscovererNew Horizons
EponymDarth Vader

Vader is the unofficial name given to a dark crater on Pluto's largest moon Charon. The crater was discovered by NASA's New Horizons space probe on its way by Pluto. It was named after Darth Vader from the Star Wars media franchise.

See also


  1. ^ "Global map of Charon". Retrieved 25 April 2018.