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The team behind NASA's New Horizons mission, which performed the first-ever Pluto flyby last month, has named some Charon craters after characters from the "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" franchises, including Darth Vader and Capt. James T. Kirk.

The team behind NASA's New Horizons mission, which performed the first-ever Pluto flyby last month, has named some Charon craters after characters from the "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" franchises, including Darth Vader and Capt.

This image contains the initial, informal names being used by the New Horizons team for the features on Pluto’s Sputnik Planum (plain). Names were selected based on input the team received from a public naming campaign. Names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Image showing the informal names being used by the New Horizons team for features on the icy Pluto plains known as Sputnik Planum. These monikers have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Now hailing Trekkie dads.

now this just tickles all the nerdy buttons. Classic trek and sassy Ohura :)

New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains.-NASA 7-14-15

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Icy Mountains of Pluto New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains. New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains.

: Projected route of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft toward 2014 MU69

New Horizons Completes Record-Setting Kuiper Belt Targeting Maneuvers

On Sunday, the craft that explored Pluto successfully executed the of 4 maneuvers designed to aim it toward a small Kuiper Belt object called 2014

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Artist's impression of New Horizons flying past 2014 in 2019

New Horizons has a cool teaser trailer! | 6/17/15 | EarthSky NASA began exploring the planets of our solar system by spacecraft decades ago, but no spacecraft has ever been to Pluto.

"NASA began exploring the planets of our solar system by spacecraft decades ago, but no spacecraft has ever been to Pluto. The National Space Society (NSS) is celebrating the fast-approaching New Horizons spacecraft encounter with Pluto – coming on July

Pluto and Charon’s orbital dance captured in color | Science News

Pluto and Charon’s orbital dance captured in color

The first color movies from NASA’s New Horizons mission show Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, and the complex orbital dance of the two bodies, known as a double planet.

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Star Trek: USS Enterprise -- under construction! Can't wait for the third movie to get under construction!

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New Horizons may now venture into icy Kuiper Belt after Pluto mission

New Horizons has the capability to fly beyond the Pluto system and explore additional Kuiper Belt Objects. New Horizons carries extra hydrazine fuel for a KBO flyby.

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