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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.
Expanded Description:
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 LocationsCori House - Cori Crater

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The Cori House was the home of Nobel Prize recipients Carl and Gerty Cori and is located in Glendale, Missouri and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lunar Cori Crater is named for Gerty Cori.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial LocationsCarl and Gerty Cori - Cori Lunar Crater - St. Louis, Missouri

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Star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame honoring Nobel Laureates Carl and Gerty Cori.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/13/2008

last visited: 6/21/2014

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Extraterrestrial LocationsGeorge Washington Carver - Carver Crater

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The Carver Crater on the moon is named after American botanist George Washington Carver. The George Washington Carver statue is located at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/1/2008

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial LocationsWilliam Shakespeare - Shakespeare Crater

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The Shakespeare Crater on the planet Mercury is named after the playwright William Shakespeare. The statue of William Shakespeare is located in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/1/2008

last visited: 9/13/2014

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Extraterrestrial LocationsFalstaff - Uranus Moon Oberon Falstaff Crater

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Falstaff Crater is on Uranus moon Oberon and is named after Falstaff a character in three of Shakespeare's plays. The Falstaff plaque is on the base of the Shakespeare's statue in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/2/2008

last visited: 9/13/2014

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Extraterrestrial LocationsHamlet - Uranus Moon Oberon Hamlet Crater

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Hamlet Crater is located on Uranus moon Oberon and is named after the Shakespeare character Hamlet. The Hamlet plaque is located on the base of Shakespeare statue in Tower Grove Park and depicts the famous scene of Hamlet talking to Yorick’s skull.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/2/2008

last visited: 9/13/2014

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Extraterrestrial LocationsCarl Linnaeus - Linné Crater

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The Linné Crater is a lunar crater named after Swedish botanist Carl von Linné (Linnaeus). The bust of Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) in on the Linnean House at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/2/2008

last visited: 11/1/2013

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Extraterrestrial LocationsLudwig van Beethoven - Beethoven Crater

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The Beethoven Crater is a crater on planet Mercury and is named after composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The bust of Beethoven is located in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/1/2008

last visited: 6/4/2017

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Extraterrestrial LocationsGiuseppe Verdi - Verdi Crater

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The Verdi Crater is a crater on the planet Mercury and is named for Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi. The bust of Verdi is located at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/1/2008

last visited: 9/24/2014

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Extraterrestrial LocationsRichard Wagner - Wagner Crater

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Wagner Crater is a lunar crater named after German composer Richard Wagner. The bust of Richard Wagner is located at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/1/2008

last visited: 6/4/2017

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Extraterrestrial LocationsWolfgang Amedeus Mozart - Mozart Carter

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Mozart Carter is located on Mercury and is named after composer Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart. The Mozart bust is located in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/1/2008

last visited: 9/16/2014

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Extraterrestrial LocationsGioachino Rossini - 8181 Rossini Main-Belt Asteroid

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8181 Rossini (1992 ST26) ~ Discovered 1992-Sep-28 by Zhuravleva, L. V. at Nauchnyj

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/23/2014

last visited: 6/3/2017

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Extraterrestrial LocationsAlexander Von Humboldt - Humboldt Astroid

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The Mare Humboldtianum lunar mare is named after him, as is the asteroid 54 Alexandra.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/11/2014

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial LocationsChristopher Columbus - Columbo Crater

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Columbo Crater is a lunar crater named after Christopher Columbus. The statue of Christopher Columbus is located in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/1/2008

last visited: 6/20/2014

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Extraterrestrial LocationsAbduction of Ganymede - Ganymede Jupiter Moon

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Ganymede is a is a hero in Greek mythology was the most handsome among mortals, by reason of which he was abducted to serve as cupbearer to the gods and as Zeus' beloved. Ganymede is the largest of Jupiter's moons.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial LocationsAbraham Lincoln & 3153 Lincoln Asteroid - Springfield, IL

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This sculpture of Abraham Lincoln is located at the entrance to the Illinois State Capitol Building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/17/2013

last visited: 3/16/2017

Image for Samuel Langhorne Clemens "Mark Twain" - Mark Twain Craterview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsSamuel Langhorne Clemens "Mark Twain" - Mark Twain Crater

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The Mark Twain Crater is located on the planet Mercury. The statue of Samuel Langhorne Clemens "Mark Twain" is located in Riverview Park overlooking Mark Twain's boyhood home of Hannibal, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: 6/28/2016

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