Morgoth Macula

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Morgoth Macula
Feature typemacula
LocationPluto
Coordinates20°S 172°E / 20°S 172°E / -20; 172Coordinates: 20°S 172°E / 20°S 172°E / -20; 172
DiscovererNew Horizons
NamingMorgoth

Morgoth /ˈmɔːrɡɒθ/ is a small dark region on the surface of Pluto, southwest of the Norgay Montes and adjacent to Quidlivun Cavus. The New Horizons spacecraft discovered it in 2015 and named it Morgoth, the primary antagonist in the mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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