JPL Planet Exploration Posters

Poster for PS j318.5-22 text: visit the planet with no star, where the nightlife never ends!

Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech have released a set of science fiction posters for moons, planets, and expolanets.

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Charon Names: Star Trek, Star Wars, and Octavia Butler


The New Horizons team the first map of named Pluto and Charon features to the IAU. The IAU has final approval over the names, but they set the categories so I don’t see a problem.

Craters (Fictional Explorers)

  • Kirk
  • Spock
  • Sulu
  • Uhura
  • Skywalker
  • (Leia) Organa
  • Vader
  • Alice
  • Nemo
  • Kaguya-Hime
  • Nasreddin
  • Ripley

Mons (Authors)

  • Clarke
  • Butler
  • Kubrick

    Chasma (Fictional Ships)

    • Marcoss
    • Argo
    • Nostromo
    • Serenity
    • Tradis