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Plutoal-IdrisiHistoric ExplorersMontes (mountains)Muhammad al-Idrisi, 1099-1165, explorer and skilled mapmaker, whose compendium The Pleasure of Him Who Longs to Cross the Horizons describes regions as far apart as Ireland and China.http://www.britannica.com/biography/al-Sharif-al-Idrisi
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PlutoAlaUnderworld BeingsMacula (dark spot)Earth and Underworld goddess of the Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria.http://pantheon.org/articles/a/ala.html
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PlutoAstridSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Earth-orbiting)Colles (small knobs or hills)Sweden's first two micro-satellites, launched 1995 and 1998. Both studied Earth's auroras.http://www.rymdstyrelsen.se/sv/Sverige-i-rymden/Svenska-satelliter/
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PlutoBalrogUnderworld BeingsMacula (dark spot)Evil, underground creature haunting the Mines of Moria in The Lord of the Rings, 1933 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.[278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978. See http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Balrogs
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PlutoBaréHistoric ExplorersMontes (mountains)Jeanne Baré, 1740-1807, French naturalist who had to disguise herself as a man to become the first woman to circumnavigate the Earth.http://www.history.com/news/first-woman-to-circle-the-globe-honored-at-last
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PlutoBeatriceUnderworld TravelersFossa (long, narrow depression)Tour guide through Paradise in Dante’s The Divine Comedy.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Dante-Alighieri/The-Divine-Comedy
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PlutoBrintonScientists and EngineersCraterHenry Brinton, 1935-2005, US scientist and NASA administrator pivotal to funding many early Pluto mission studies.http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2005/feb/brinton022505.html
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PlutoBurneyScientists and EngineersCraterVenetia Burney, 1918-2009, British, named Pluto as a young girl.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/world/europe/11phair.html
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PlutoCadejoUnderworld BeingsMacula (dark spot)From Central American folklore, an evil spirit that takes the form of a large, black, shaggy dog with burning eyes, which appears at night to harm travelers.http://www.nicaragua-community.com/el-cadejo/
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PlutoChallengerSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Earth-orbiting)Colles (small knobs or hills)US Space Shuttle lost in a launch accident in 1986 with a crew of 7 and experiments to observe Halley’s comet aboard.http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/challenger-info.html
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PlutoChandrayaanSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Lunar)Linea (elongated marking)India’s first robotic mission to the Moon, 2008-2009. The name means “Moon vehicle” in Sanskrit (चन्द्रयान).http://www.britannica.com/topic/Chandrayaan-1
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PlutoColeta de DadosSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Earth-orbiting)Colles (small knobs or hills)The first satellites developed entirely in Brazil, the two Satelite de Coleta de Dados collect environmental data. The name means “Data-Collecting Satellite” in Portuguese.http://www.inpe.br/scd1/site_scd/scd1/osatelite.htm
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PlutoColumbiaSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Earth-orbiting)Colles (small knobs or hills)US Space Shuttle lost in a reentry accident in 2003 with a crew of 7 and numerous research payloads aboard.http://www.nasa.gov/columbia/home/index.html
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PlutoCoradiniScientists and EngineersCraterAngioletta Coradini, 1946-2011, major figure in Italian planetary science.[338] - Division for Planetary Sciences obituary: http://dps.aas.org/news/memoriam-angioletta-coradini-1946-%E2%80%93-2011
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PlutoCousteauHistoric ExplorersRupes (steep bank)Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 1910-1997, France, ocean explorer and co-developer of SCUBA.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Jacques-Cousteau
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PlutoCthulhuUnderworld BeingsRegio (large bright or dark region)A great, old winged deity with tentacles on his face in horror fiction.http://www.britannica.com/biography/H-P-Lovecraft
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PlutoDjanggawulUnderworld TravelersFossa (long, narrow depression)In Australian aboriginal (Yolngu) culture, these three siblings traveled from the Island of the Dead to create the Australian landscape.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/d/djanggawul.html
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PlutoDrakeScientists and EngineersCraterMichael Drake, 1946-2011, US/British planetary scientist and chair of the Solar System Exploration Committee in 2000 when a competed Pluto mission was recommended to NASA.http://www.space.com/13113-astronomer-michael-drake-obituary.html
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PlutoDumuziUnderworld TravelersFossa (long, narrow depression)Husband if Inanna in Sumerian mythology, sent into the Underworld to take her place after she was revived.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/d/dumuzi.html
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PlutoEdgeworth, K.Scientists and EngineersCraterKenneth Edgeworth, 1880-1972, Irish astronomer, early speculator about what became known as the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Kenneth-E-Edgeworth
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PlutoElliotScientists and EngineersCraterJames Elliot, 1943-2011, US planetary scientist who discovered and then studied Pluto’s atmosphere via occultation techniques.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/us/11elliot.html?_r=0
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PlutoErikssonHistoric ExplorersRupes (steep bank)Leif Eriksson, c. 970-1020, Iceland, regarded to be the first European to visit on North America.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Leif-Eriksson-the-Lucky
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PlutoFarinellaScientists and EngineersCraterPaolo Farinella, 1953-2000, Italian astronomer who focused on small body dynamics, including the tidal evolution of Pluto & Charonhttp://www-th.bo.infn.it/tunguska/paolo/paolo_en.htm
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PlutoGiclasScientists and EngineersCraterHenry Giclas, 1910-2007, US planetary scientist at Lowell Observatory.https://aas.org/obituaries/henry-l-giclas-1910-2007
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PlutoGuestScientists and EngineersCraterJohn Guest, 1938-2012, US planetary scientist renowned for geological mapping.https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/About/History/Obituaries-2001-onwards/Obituaries-2012/John-Edward-Guest
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PlutoHarringtonScientists and EngineersCraterRobert Harrington, 1942-1993, US astronomer and the co-discoverer of Pluto’s largest satellite, Charon.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-S-Harrington
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PlutoHayabusaSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Interplanetary)Terra (extensive land mass)Japanese robotic spacecraft that rendezvoused with asteroid 25143 Itokawa and returned samples to Earth, 2003-2010. The name means "Peregrine Falcon” in Japanese (はやぶさ).http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/muses_c/
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PlutoHillaryHistoric ExplorersMontes (mountains)Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), New Zealand. Along with Tenzing Norgay, the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everesthttp://www.britannica.com/biography/Edmund-Hillary
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PlutoHollisScientists and EngineersCraterAndrew J. Hollis, 1947-2005, British astronomer, director of Minor Planets section of the British Astronomical Society.https://www.britastro.org/journal_old/pdf/116-1update.pdf
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PlutoHun-CameUnderworld BeingsMacula (dark spot)One of the two death gods defeated by the Hero Twins in Mayan mythology.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/h/hun_came.html
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PlutoInannaUnderworld TravelersFossa (long, narrow depression)A prominent goddess in the ancient Sumerian religion, who entered the Underworld and was revived, but sent her husband Dumuzi into the Underworld to take her place.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/i/inanna.html
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PlutoKowalScientists and EngineersCraterCharles Kowal, 1940-2011, US planetary scientist who discovered the first Centaur, 2060 Chiron, a harbinger of the Kuiper Belt.http://www.buffalonews.com/Charles_T._Kowal_discovered_2_of_Jupiteraposs_moons___Nov._8_1940_--_Nov._28_2011.html
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PlutoKrunUnderworld BeingsMacula (dark spot)Overlord of the Underworld in the Mandaean faith. The Mandaeans are the last surviving Gnostic group from late antiquity.Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People, by Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley; Oxford University Press, 2002. See page 9 of http://mandaeannetwork.com/Mandaean/books/english/2The_Mandaeans_Ancient_Texts_and_Modern_People_American_Academy_of_Religion_Books_Jorunn_Jacobsen_Buckley.pdf
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PlutoKupeHistoric ExplorersVallis (valley)10th century, Polynesian explorer who discovered New Zealand, and later became the subject of Maori mythology.http://www.history-nz.org/discovery.html
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PlutoLowellScientists and EngineersRegio (large bright or dark region)Percival Lowell, 1855-1916, US astronomer and the founder of Lowell Observatory in Arizona; he initiated the search that resulted in the discovery of Pluto.[68] - World Who's Who in Science, edited by Allen G. Debus; Western Publishing Company, Hannibal, Mo., 1968; New York, 1973. See http://www.britannica.com/biography/Percival-Lowell
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PlutoLunaSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Lunar)Linea (elongated marking)Series of 15 Soviet moon orbiters and landers, 1959-1976. When written in the Cyrillic alphabet, the Russian name for the Moon (луна).http://www.britannica.com/topic/Luna-space-probe
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PlutoMeng-p’oUnderworld BeingsMacula (dark spot)The old lady who greets you in the Chinese Underworld and ensures that all memories of life are forgotten before the soul is reincarnated.http://www.mythologydictionary.com/lady-meng-mythology.html
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PlutoMorgothUnderworld BeingsMacula (dark spot)The "Satan" of The Silmarillion, 1977 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.[278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978. See http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Morgoth
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PlutoNorgayHistoric ExplorersMontes (mountains)Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986), Nepal. Along with Sir Edmund Hillary, the first two humans reach the summit of Mount Everesthttp://www.britannica.com/biography/Tenzing-Norgay
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PlutoOortScientists and EngineersCraterJan Oort, 1900-1992, Dutch astronomer after whom the Oort cloud is named.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Jan-Hendrik-Oort
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PlutoPandemoniumUnderworld LocalesDorsa (ridges)Capital of Hell in Paradise Lost (1667), epic poem by John Milton, English poet (1608-1674).Paradise Lost, John Milton. See http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/26/pg26-images.html
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PlutoPioneerSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Interplanetary)Terra (extensive land mass)Early US program of lunar, planetary, and heliospheric missions including the first Jupiter, and Saturn missions, 1958-c. 1997.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Pioneer-space-probes
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PlutoPulfrichScientists and EngineersCraterCarl Pulfrich, 1858-1927, German astronomer, invented the blink comparator, the instrument Clyde Tombaugh used to discover Pluto.Instruments of Science: An Historical Encyclopedia (Garland Encyclopedias in the History of Science) by Robert Bud and Deborah Warner, ISBN-13: 978-0815315612. See https://books.google.com/books?id=1AsFdUxOwu8C&pg=PA126&lpg=PA126&dq=pulfrich+carl+blink+comparator&source=bl&ots=u6IXHBOMVN&sig=P5wx9B2EP5WPs6tOW-mn5a-JgUQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vL51Vd7MKITmoASurYH4CA&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=pulfrich%20carl%20blink%20comparator&f=false
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PlutoQuidlivunUnderworld LocalesCavus (deep-sided depression)From Inuit mythology, the place on the Moon where souls ascend to an afterlife after then have been purified.Myths and Legends: From Cherokee dances to voodoo trances, by John Pemberton; Canary Press eBooks, 2011; See https://books.google.com/books?id=xW1KAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT6&lpg=PT6&dq=Quidlivun&source=bl&ots=5tCF4kxMFZ&sig=lm8J_M6quloXuxXmFcoK4VhWL5Y&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kyaCVbXeA8nRtQWL7YNA&ved=0CB0Q6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=Quidlivun&f=false
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PlutoSafronovScientists and EngineersCraterViktor Safronov, 1917-1999, Russian planetary theorist who made pivotal contributions to understanding the formation of planets and the Oort cloud.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Viktor-S-Safronov
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PlutoSimonelliScientists and EngineersCraterDamon Simonelli, 1958-2004, US planetary scientist who conducted research into Pluto’s interior, and the shapes and physical properties of small satellites.https://aas.org/obituaries/damon-paul-simonelli-1959-2004
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PlutoSleipnirUnderworld TravelersFossa (long, narrow depression)From Norse mythology, a powerful eight-legged horse that was able to enter the Underworld and return.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Odin-Norse-deity. See also http://www.mythologydictionary.com/balder-mythology.html for the tale of his travel into Niflheim.
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PlutoSmith, H.Scientists and EngineersCraterHarlan Smith, 1924-1991, US planetary scientist and director of McDonald Observatory where numerous groundbased astronomical studies of Pluto were undertaken.http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/research/telescopes/HJSmith
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PlutoSoyuzSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Earth-orbiting)Colles (small knobs or hills)Soviet/Russian human space transport vehicle. Also honors the loss of Soyuz 11 crew in 1971. The name means “Union” (Союз) in Russian.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Soyuz
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PlutoSputnikSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Earth-orbiting)Planum (plateau or high plain)First artificial Earth satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Sputnik
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PlutoSun WukongUnderworld TravelersFossa (long, narrow depression)Powerful Monkey King of Chinese mythology, was dragged into the Underworld but escaped with immortality.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/s/sun_wu-kung.html
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PlutoTartarusUnderworld LocalesDorsa (ridges)Pit of lost souls in the Underworld of Greek mythology.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Tartarus
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PlutoTombaughScientists and EngineersRegio (large bright or dark region)Clyde Tombaugh, 1906-1997, US astronomer who discovered Pluto.[68] - World Who's Who in Science, edited by Allen G. Debus; Western Publishing Company, Hannibal, Mo., 1968; New York, 1973. See http://www.britannica.com/biography/Clyde-W-Tombaugh
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PlutoVeneraSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Interplanetary)Terra (extensive land mass)Soviet program of pioneering missions to the planet Venus. When written in the Cyrillic alphabet, the Russian name for Venus (венера).http://www.britannica.com/topic/Venera
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PlutoVikingSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Interplanetary)Terra (extensive land mass)US program of Mars orbiters and landers that conducted the first successful explorations of the surface of Mars, 1976-1980.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Viking-space-probe
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PlutoVirgilUnderworld TravelersFossa (long, narrow depression)Tour guide through the Inferno and Purgatory in Dante’s The Divine Comedy.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Dante-Alighieri/The-Divine-Comedy
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PlutoVoyagerSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Interplanetary)Terra (extensive land mass)US program 1977-1989 to explore all the giant planets of our solar system, it made the first flybys of Uranus and Neptune. Its Interstellar mission continues to explore the heliosphere.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Voyager-space-probes
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PlutoVucub-CameUnderworld BeingsMacula (dark spot)One of the two death gods defeated by the Hero Twins in Mayan mythology.http://www.mythologydictionary.com/vucub-came-mythology.html
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PlutoYutuSpace Missions and Spacecraft (Lunar)Linea (elongated marking)Chinese lunar rover, 2014. The name means “Jade Rabbit” in Chinese (玉兔).http://www.britannica.com/topic/Yutu
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PlutoZheng HeHistoric ExplorersMontes (mountains)Zheng He, 1371-1433, Chinese Ming Dynasty, diplomat, led expeditionary voyages of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Zheng-He
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CharonAliceFictional TravelersCraterHeroine of the Lewis Carroll novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871).http://www.britannica.com/topic/Alices-Adventures-in-Wonderland
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CharonArgoFictional VesselsChasma (chasm)Ship from the tales of Jason and the Argonauts, from Greek mythology.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Argonaut-Greek-mythology
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CharonButlerAuthors and ArtistsMons (mountain)Octavia E. Butler, 1947-2006, US African-American writer, winner of a MacArthur Genius grant, author of the Xenogenesis trilogy in which humanity returns to Earth.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Octavia-E-Butler
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CharonClarkeAuthors and ArtistsMons (mountain)Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008, British author of the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968, and many other science fiction novels.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Arthur-C-Clarke
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CharonGallifreyFictional DestinationsMacula (dark spot)Home planet of the Time Lords in Doctor Who, TV series that premiered on BBC in 1963.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Doctor-Who
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CharonKaguya-himeFictional TravelersCraterAn infant girl from the Moon, who is adopted by humans but eventually returns to the Moon, in The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a 10th century Japanese folktale widely regarded as the earliest surviving Japanese narrative.http://www.mythologydictionary.com/kaguya-mythology.html
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CharonKirkFictional TravelersCraterJames T. Kirk, Captain of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, the original TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Trek
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CharonKubrickAuthors and ArtistsMons (mountain)Stanley Kubrick, 1928-1999, US director of the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and many other films.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Stanley-Kubrick
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CharonMacrossFictional VesselsChasma (chasm)Space ship in the Japanese anime franchise created by Shōji Kawamori in 1982.The Anime Encyclopedia, Revised & Expanded Edition: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917, by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy; Stone Bridge Press, 2012. See https://books.google.com/books?id=rZg4AAAAQBAJ&pg=PT5&dq=dimensional+fortress+macross&hl=en&sa=X&ei=c76GVe_xLYr2yQTmkbfADg&ved=0CEQQ6AEwBzgK#v=onepage&q=macross&f=false
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CharonMordorFictional DestinationsRegio (large bright or dark region)Region ruled by Sauron, the dark lord, in The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien, first published in 1954.[278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978. See http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Sauron
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CharonNasreddinFictional TravelersCraterA whimsical character with a unique perspective on the world, often depicted riding a donkey backwards, in folktales from eastern Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Nasreddin-Hoca
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CharonNemoFictional TravelersCraterCaptain of the submarine featured in the Jule Verne novels Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874).http://www.britannica.com/topic/Captain-Nemo
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CharonNostromoFictional VesselsChasma (chasm)Spaceship from the 1979 film Alien, directed by Ridley Scott.Ridley Scott: A Critical Filmography, by William B. Parrill; McFarland, 2011. See https://books.google.com/books?id=UyAsYDcQkjIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=alien+ridley+scott&hl=en&sa=X&ei=D7yGVb_6CNGDyQSgjLLQAQ&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false
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CharonOrganaFictional TravelersCraterPrincess Leia Organa, from the 20th Century Fox film series Star Wars, created by George Lucas, which premiered in 1977.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Wars-film-series
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CharonRipleyFictional TravelersCraterEllen Ripley, heroine of the 1979 film Alien, directed by Ridley Scott.http://www.nicaragua-community.com/el-cadejo/
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CharonSerenityFictional VesselsChasma (chasm)Spaceship from Firefly, 2002 TV series created by Joss Whedon.Joss Whedon: The Biography, by Amy Pascale and Nathan Fillion; Chicago Review Press, 2014. See https://books.google.com/books?id=jhECBAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=firefly+whedon&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AbuGVYqfE4ejyQTprIGgCg&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAw#v=snippet&q=firefly&f=false
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CharonSkywalkerFictional TravelersCraterLuke Skywalker, from the 20th Century Fox film series Star Wars, created by George Lucas, which premiered in 1977.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Wars-film-series
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CharonSpockFictional TravelersCraterMr. Spock, First Officer of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, the original TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Trek
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CharonSuluFictional TravelersCraterLt. Hikaru Sulu, Senior Helmsman on the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, the original TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Trek
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CharonTardisFictional VesselsChasma (chasm)Time machine and spaceship from Doctor Who, which premiered on the BBC in 1963.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Doctor-Who
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CharonUhuraFictional TravelersCraterLt. Nyota Uhura, Communications Officer on the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, the original TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Trek
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CharonVaderFictional TravelersCraterDarth Vader, from the 20th Century Fox film series Star Wars, created by George Lucas, which premiered in 1977.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Wars-film-series
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CharonVulcanFictional DestinationsPlanum (plateau or high plain)Fictional planet, home of Mr. Spock and the rest of the Vulcan race, from the universe of Star Trek, TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966.http://www.startrek.com/database_article/vulcan
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