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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Saturnalia Fossae
Clean Name Saturnalia Fossae
Feature ID 14912
Target Vesta
Feature Type Fossa, fossae


IAU Coordinate System for (4) Vesta
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 47.74 °
Southmost Latitude 15.75 °
Eastmost Longitude 87.68 °
Westmost Longitude 0.49 °
Diameter 344.94 km
Center Latitude 28.05 °
Center Longitude 37.05 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Dec 27, 2011
Continent Europe
Culture Roman
Origin Three-day Roman festival starting on December 17, with sacrifices, public feasting, gifts, and slaves were waited on by their masters.
Reference [261] - Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic, by W. Warde Fowler: MacMillan and Co., London, 1908.
Updated Mar 19, 2014 10:22 AM
Additional Information Saturnalia Fossa changed to Saturnalia Fossae February 5, 2014, and coordinates amended.

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