Ripley (crater)

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Ripley (crater)
Ripley Crater in Enhanced Color.jpg
Ripley overlies Nostromo Chasma in the center of this New Horizons photo.
Coordinates40°N 30°W / 40°N 30°W / 40; -30Coordinates: 40°N 30°W / 40°N 30°W / 40; -30[1]
DiscovererNew Horizons
EponymEllen Ripley

Ripley /ˈrɪpli/ is the unofficial name given to an impact crater on Pluto's moon Charon. It is named after the heroine Ellen Ripley in the science-fiction/horror film Alien.


  1. ^ "Global map of Charon". Retrieved 25 April 2018.