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Extraterrestrial Locations
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Description:
find a location on an extraterrestrial body that is named after something or somebody on Earth. Then, match it with a location on Earth.
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Welcome, fellow space traveler!

Here is your mission:

1. Find something extraterrestrial that is named after something or someone on earth and submit proof of that object (website, etc.).
2. Find the equivalent on earth, take a picture of it and submit the coordinates.

The extraterrestrial object can be anything from the little Martian rock named Scooby-Doo to an entire celestial object, like Halley's Comet.

The equivalent object on Earth must be something that can be pinpointed to a specific location like the statue of a person or a mountain top. In case of entire mountain ranges, it should be something local carrying the name. So, for the Lunar Alps, for example, one couldn't just log any location in Switzerland or Austria, but the visitors center of the Alps National Park would be acceptable.

The location on Earth should directly display the person or place. Statues or plaques for example. It cannot be just a street or a school named after somebody or something.

Here are some examples:

Mount Olympus on Mars and its namesake, Mount Olympus in Greece.
The Christa Mc Auliffe Crater on Venus and her name on the Challenger Memorial in Columbus, Ohio.
The Tsiolkovsky Cater on the moon and the Tsiolkovsky statue in Moscow.

Important:

Every extraterrestrial location can be logged only once. so, for example, the town hall of a certain town can not be used anymore if the entrance sign of that town has been used already. But several waymarks can be created for the same extraterrestrial location if there is more than one match on Earth (like more than one Tziolkovsky statue in different places).

Also, the same location on Earth can be used more than once if there are more than one extraterrestrial locations with the same name. (For example, there are an asteroid and a lunar crater, both named Einstein.)

The name must represent a non-commercial entity, like a real or fictional person or a geographical name! so, please no Sirius-Radios, Mars-Chocolate-bars, Sun-Laundry-soap, Saturn-car dealerships, or Moon-pies.

The extraterrestrial location must be natural. No satellites, space probes, Mars rovers or UFOs please.

Some websites that might help you

The US Geological Service has a list of thousands of features throughout the solar system. so, if you know a statue of a famous person, chances are, that name is listed here.
Click here.

The International Astronomical Union publishes a Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature containing pretty much all named features in the solar system.
Click here.

The USGS list does not include comets. Most of those are named after their discoverer and Wikipedia has a comprehensive list.
Click here.

Another very detailed listing is the Small-Body Database Browser of the Jet Propulsion Lab. It lists almost all Main Belt Asteroids.
Click here.

Also helpful might be the alphabetical listing of asteroids in German Wikipedia. This listing sdoes not exist in English, but You don't really need to speak German for a search. Click here.

Here is a map of the solar system with all registered locations:

This category is open to every intelligent species in the universe. Extra credit is given if you have personally visited the extraterrestrial location!

Instructions for Posting a Extraterrestrial Locations Waymark:
Give a brief description of the extraterrestrial location. If possible, provide a website with more information.
Give a brief description of the terrestrial namesake and provide at least one picture you took yourself at the location. If possible, provide a website with more information.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Post a different picture and tell us about your experience at the location.
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Extraterrestrial Locations1861 Komenský & Jan Amos Komenský, Kunvald, Czech Republic

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An asteroid from the outer region of the asteroid belt 1861 Komenský named after a great Czech philosopher, pedagogue and theologian John Amos Comenius (Jan Amos Komenský) whose statue can be found in Kunvald.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia

date approved: 7/14/2020

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial Locations1862 Apollo - Washington, DC

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An unused Apollo Lunar Lander meant for LM 2 which never occurred because a previous test flight, Apollo 5, was deemed successful. This was a backup that was made for NASA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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An exact replica of the Apollo 11 Command Module at the Steven Udvar-Hazy Center, part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The actual module is located about 35 miles north of here in Washington, at the main Smithsonian facility.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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This is the first thing you see as you enter the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial Locations1862 Apollo - Greenbelt, MD

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One of many spacecraft on display at the Goddard Space Flight Visitor Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: 6/29/2013

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Extraterrestrial Locations9777 Enterprise - New York, NY

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This is one of many aircraft displays on the USS intrepid.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial LocationsStatue of Liberty Nebula - Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Miss Piggy dressed and posing as Lady Liberty in Walt Disney World.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Florida

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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A statue of Orville Wright at the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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A statue of Wilbur Wright at the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial Locations793 Arizona - Yuma, AZ

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A commemorative welcome sign for the 48th state along Interstate 8 in Yuma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Arizona

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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A mock up of the Wright Flyer located at Flabob Airport in Riverside. Orville Wright is the pilot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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A model of U.S.S. Enterprise located inside Planet Hollywood in Disney Springs that was used in the original series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Florida

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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The actual mock space ship used in film in the original Star Trek series is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 7/2/2020

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial Locations9770 Discovery - Chantilly, VA

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The first of the four remanning shuttles to be placed on permanent display.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/2/2020

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial Locations14764 Kilauea - Volcano, HI

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Welcome to the most active volcano in the WORLD!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial LocationsPublius Vergilius Maro ("Virgil") & Fossae Virgil - The University of Birmingham - Edgbaston, Birmingham, U.K.

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A life-size statue of the Roman Poet Virgil above the entrance to the Great Hall of the University of Birmingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: 6/19/2019

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Extraterrestrial LocationsLudwig Van Beethoven & Asteroid 1815 Beethoven - The University of Birmingham - Edgbaston, Birmingham, U.K.

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A life-size statue of Ludwig van Beethoven, the German composer and pianist, above the entrance to the Great Hall of the University of Birmingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: 6/19/2019

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Extraterrestrial LocationsMichelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (“Michelangelo”) & Asteroid 3001 Michelangelo - The University of Birmingham - Edgbaston, Birmingham, U.K.

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A life-size statue of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (“Michelangelo”), the Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance above the entrance to the Great Hall of the University of Birmingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: 6/19/2019

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Extraterrestrial LocationsAristocles, son of Ariston of the deme Colytus (“Plato”) & Crater Plato - The University of Birmingham - Edgbaston, Birmingham, U.K

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A life-size statue of Aristocles, son of Ariston of the deme Colytus (“Plato”) the Athenian philosopher of the Classic Period in Ancient Greece above the entrance to the Great Hall of the University of Birmingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: 6/19/2019

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Extraterrestrial LocationsSir Isaac Newton & Newton (Martian Crater) - The University of Birmingham - Edgbaston, Birmingham, U.K.

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A life-size statue of Isaac Newton the English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author above the entrance to the Great Hall of the University of Birmingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: 6/19/2019

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Extraterrestrial LocationsCharles Darwin & Asteroid 1991 Darwin - The University of Birmingham - Edgbaston, Birmingham, U.K

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A life-size statue of Charles Darwen the English naturalist, geologist and biologists above the entrance to the Great Hall of the University of Birmingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: 6/19/2019

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Extraterrestrial LocationsColumbia Constellation - Washington, DC

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A statue of Columbia at the entrance to the Art and Industry building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial Locations3693 Barringer - Winslow, AZ

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The most famous impact crater in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial Locations3665 Fitzgerald - Orange, CA

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One of many statues on the Chapman University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial Locations4579 Puccini - Orange, CA

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One of many statues on the Chapman University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

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