Vucub-Came Macula

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Vucub-Came Macula
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The Brass Knuckles chain of equatorial dark regions on Pluto
Location Pluto
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Eponym Wuquub' Kameh

Vucub-Came[note 1] is one of the "Brass Knuckles", a series of equatorial dark regions on Pluto. It is named after Wuquub' Kameh [ʋuˈqʰuːɓ̥ kʰəˈmeh] "Seven Death", one of the Quiché death gods in the Popol Vuh.[1][2]

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Cthulhu and the "Knuckles". Vucub-Came is a small region at the right, just west of Hun-Came.

Notes

  1. English pronunciation approximately /vʊˈkb kəˈm/

References

  1. Chang, Kenneth (14 July 2015). "NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Completes Flyby of Pluto". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  2. Rogers, Adam (14 July 2015). "The New, Nerdy Mythology of Pluto's Place Names". Wired. Retrieved 14 July 2015.