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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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Image for Bran the Blessed - Harlech, Wales, UKview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsBran the Blessed - Harlech, Wales, UK

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A crater on the Jovian moon Callisto is named after Bran the Blessed (or Bendigeidfran).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/21/2008

last visited: 7/3/2015

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Extraterrestrial LocationsHercules, Chirk Castle Gardens, Chirk, Wrexham, Wales, UK

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A statue of Hercules that was moved from a spot of the edge of the nearby forest because it became overgrown. Hercules is the Roman/Greek demigod Heracles, son of Jupiter (the Roman equivalent of Zeus). He has an entire constellation named after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ddraig Ddu

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/16/2011

last visited: never

Image for William Olaf Stapledon And Mars Structure Stapledon - Caldy, UKview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsWilliam Olaf Stapledon And Mars Structure Stapledon - Caldy, UK

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This plaque in the Wirral country Park honours William Olaf Stapledon who lived most of his life in the area and was a science fiction writer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/13/2019

last visited: never

Image for The Beatles – Asteroid 8749 Beatles – Liverpool, UKview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsThe Beatles – Asteroid 8749 Beatles – Liverpool, UK

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8749 Beatles is a main-belt asteroid named after The Beatles, the world famous and most successful Rock group from Liverpool. This ferry terminal houses a small museum named The Beatles Story.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/2/2011

last visited: 10/10/2018

Image for The Beatles & Asteroid 8749 Beatles – Liverpool, UKview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsThe Beatles & Asteroid 8749 Beatles – Liverpool, UK

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8749 Beatles is a main-belt asteroid named after The Beatles, the world famous and most successful rock group from Liverpool. The statue was erected in 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their last concert in Liverpool.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/23/2018

last visited: 10/10/2018

Image for Christopher Columbus - Asteroid 327 Columbus And Craters Columbus - Liverpool, UKview gallery

NENE97.5 km

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Extraterrestrial LocationsChristopher Columbus - Asteroid 327 Columbus And Craters Columbus - Liverpool, UK

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Christopher Columbus (before 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonist who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/9/2019

last visited: never

Image for Charles Darwin - Asteroid 1991 Darwin And Craters Darwin - Liverpool, UKview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsCharles Darwin - Asteroid 1991 Darwin And Craters Darwin - Liverpool, UK

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Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/6/2019

last visited: never

Image for Carl Linnaeus And Linnaeus Asteroid 7412 And Lunar Crater Linné - Liverpool, UKview gallery

NENE97.5 km

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Extraterrestrial LocationsCarl Linnaeus And Linnaeus Asteroid 7412 And Lunar Crater Linné - Liverpool, UK

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Carl Linnaeus was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist who formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/6/2019

last visited: never

Image for Captain James Cook - 3061 Cook Asteroid, A Moon Crater And A Mars Crater - Liverpool, UKview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsCaptain James Cook - 3061 Cook Asteroid, A Moon Crater And A Mars Crater - Liverpool, UK

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This statue shows Captain James Cook an 18th Century navigator and explorer who led a voyage to view the transit of Venus in 1769, mapped the coasts of New Zealand and Australia, and tried to find the elusive North West passage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/5/2019

last visited: never

Image for Mercator And 4798 Mercator Asteroid And Lunar Crater - Liverpool, UKview gallery

NENE97.5 km

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Extraterrestrial LocationsMercator And 4798 Mercator Asteroid And Lunar Crater - Liverpool, UK

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This statue shows Geradus Mercator who was a 16th-century Southern Dutch cartographer, geographer and cosmographer. He was renowned for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection that is still employed in nautical charts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/5/2019

last visited: never

Image for Ethelfleda - Venus Crater Aethelflaed - Runcorn, UKview gallery

NENE106.4 km

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Extraterrestrial LocationsEthelfleda - Venus Crater Aethelflaed - Runcorn, UK

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This large carved stone head of Ethelfleda, the daughter of King Alfred the Great, stands in the grounds of the Brindley Theatre, in Runcorn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/24/2015

last visited: never

Image for Merlin the Wizard , Asteriod 2598 Merlin, Carmarthen, Wales.view gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsMerlin the Wizard , Asteriod 2598 Merlin, Carmarthen, Wales.

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Merlin Welsh Wizard, A sculpture in Carmarthen's main shopping area. 2598 Merlin is a small main belt asteroid, is named after Merlin, the legendary wizard who helped King Arthur.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mair Wales

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/4/2011

last visited: 5/21/2016

Image for The Sun, Southport, Merseyside UKview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsThe Sun, Southport, Merseyside UK

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The Sun and Southport, not heard in the same sentence very often! This one always "shines" though, 24/7. You'll find it at the Pier Promenade.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AngelPick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/4/2012

last visited: 10/8/2016

Image for Jeremiah Horrocks - Transition Of Venus, Moon Crater and Asteroid 3078 - Bretherton, UKview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsJeremiah Horrocks - Transition Of Venus, Moon Crater and Asteroid 3078 - Bretherton, UK

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This commemoration stone to Jeremiah Horrocks was erected in 2004, a year when Venus could be seen transiting the sun. It honours the fact that in 1639 he successfully predicted and observed this regular event at a nearby house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/31/2015

last visited: never

Image for Victoria (Victory) and Asteroid 12 Victoria - Preston, UKview gallery

NENE137.1 km

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Extraterrestrial LocationsVictoria (Victory) and Asteroid 12 Victoria - Preston, UK

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12 Victoria is a large main-belt asteroid, originally named after Queen Victoria it was changed to be officially named after the Roman Goddess Victoria, otherwise known as Victory, especially on war memorials.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/1/2015

last visited: never

Image for Helios - Greek Titan and the Sun - Douglas, Isle of Manview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsHelios - Greek Titan and the Sun - Douglas, Isle of Man

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The personification of the sun in Greek mythology.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 12/28/2018

last visited: never

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Extraterrestrial LocationsAsteroid 12 Victoria - Douglas, Isle of Man

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This statue of Queen Victoria is situated in an external alcove on the first floor of Queen Victoria House in Victoria Street, Douglas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 4/13/2020

last visited: never

Image for Venus And Cupid, The Planet Venus And Various Asteroids, Morecambe, UKview gallery

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Extraterrestrial LocationsVenus And Cupid, The Planet Venus And Various Asteroids, Morecambe, UK

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This statue is a modern depiction of Venus and her son Cupid and is close to the 'Welcome to Morecambe' sign on the A5105, the sea front road leading to the seaside resort of Morecambe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/25/2016

last visited: never

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