Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Rheasilvia on Vesta


Feature Name Rheasilvia
Clean Name Rheasilvia
Feature ID 14886
Target Vesta
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network IAU Coordinate System for (4) Vesta
Northernmost Latitude -26.11 °
Southernmost Latitude -86.78 °
Easternmost Longitude 355.45 °
Westernmost Longitude 0.27 °
Diameter 450.00 km
Center Latitude -71.95 °
Center Longitude 86.30 °
Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [256] - Rome’s Vestal Virgins: A study of Rome’s Vestal priestesses in the late Republic and early Empire, by Robin Lorsch Wildfang: Routledge, 2006.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Sep 30, 2011
Origin Rhea Silvia, Roman vestal virgin, mother of Romulus and Remus (c. 770 B.C.).
Last Updated Mar 28, 2014 8:11 AM
Additional Information The name of the crater has been condensed to Rheasilvia to avoid the use of a double name.

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