February 23, 2017: The IAU has accepted the naming themes that we developed through the OurPluto campaign. We will now begin the process of formalizing the names for features on the maps of Pluto and Charon. See the NASA press release for more.
Update July 29: We have released the first annotated maps of Pluto and Charon.
Help us put names on the maps of Pluto and Charon!
On July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will fly past Pluto, and we will map that distant world and its moons for the first time. What will we do when this:
looks more like this?
Working with the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the New Horizons team plans to assign names to the features on the maps of Pluto and its large moon Charon, once we have seen them in sharp detail this summer. At this site, you can suggest your ideas for names and vote for your favorites. The team will use your best ideas in their proposal to the IAU.
The ballot will close on April 24, 2015.
Mark Showalter, member of the New Horizons Science Team
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