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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.


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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Rogers (crater) - "Named for Will Rogers, American humorist, and Buck Rogers, early (fictional) space hero, both of whom provided immeasurable inspiration to their own generations and to future generations." Will Rogers Museum, Claremore, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/23/2015

last visited: 3/23/2019

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