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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Drepanum Chasma

Basic Info

Feature Name Drepanum Chasma
Clean Name Drepanum Chasma
Feature ID 14377
Target Dione
Feature Type Chasma, chasmata


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -27.00 °
Southmost Latitude -66.00 °
Eastmost Longitude 260.00 °
Westmost Longitude 270.00 °
Diameter 360.00 km
Center Latitude -46.00 °
Center Longitude 265.00 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Mar 17, 2008
Continent Europe
Culture Roman
Origin Coastal town of Sicily where Aeneas found a safe harbor during a raging storm, and where Anchises died.
Reference [44] - The Aeneid of Virgil, translated by Allen Mandelbaum: Bantam Books, Inc., New York, 1971.
Updated May 28, 2008 1:26 PM

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