Meng-p'o Macula

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Meng-p'o Macula
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The Brass Knuckles chain of equatorial dark regions on Pluto
Location Pluto
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Eponym Meng Po

Meng-p'o[1] is one of the "Brass Knuckles", a series of equatorial dark regions on Pluto. Meng-p'o straddles the zero meridian, directly under Pluto's tidally locked moon Charon and just west of the tail of the "Whale" Cthulhu. It is named after Meng Po [mə̂ŋpʰɔ̌], the Chinese underworld deity of forgetfulness.[2][3]

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Cthulhu and the "Knuckles". Meng-p'o is the small region split across the left and right edges of the map.

References

  1. English pronunciation approximately /ˌmʌŋˈp/
  2. Chang, Kenneth (14 July 2015). "NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Completes Flyby of Pluto". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Rogers, Adam (14 July 2015). "The New, Nerdy Mythology of Pluto's Place Names". Wired. Retrieved 14 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>