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Our Pluto: Public Campaign to Name the Surface Features on Pluto and Charon
On July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will fly past Pluto, and map that distant world and its moons for the first time. At the "Our Pluto" website you can suggest your ideas for names for features on Pluto and vote for your favorites. The New Horizons team will use the best ideas in their proposal to the International Astronomical Union, which ultimately determines the official scientific names for astronomical objects. The ballot will close on April 7, 2015.