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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Belgica Rupes
Clean Name Belgica Rupes
Feature ID 15128
Target Mercury
Feature Type Rupes, rupēs


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -48.05 °
Southmost Latitude -51.99 °
Eastmost Longitude 290.02 °
Westmost Longitude 303.11 °
Diameter 425.00 km
Center Latitude -50.45 °
Center Longitude 296.24 °
Northmost Latitude -48.05 °
Southmost Latitude -52.01 °
Eastmost Longitude 289.71 °
Westmost Longitude 303.06 °
Diameter 425.59 km
Center Latitude -50.60 °
Center Longitude 296.34 °
Quad H-14 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Jun 03, 2013
Continent Europe
Culture Belgium
Origin Belgian; ship used for an expedition to determine the position of the South Magnetic Pole in 1898, first ship to winter in Antarctica.
Reference [297] - Ships of Discovery and Exploration, by Lincoln P. Paine: Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2000.
Updated Oct 07, 2016 2:31 PM

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