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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Placidia
Clean Name Placidia
Feature ID 15223
Target Vesta
Feature Type Crater, craters


IAU Coordinate System for (4) Vesta
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 20.90 °
Southmost Latitude 17.59 °
Eastmost Longitude 283.12 °
Westmost Longitude 279.64 °
Diameter 14.75 km
Center Latitude 19.24 °
Center Longitude 281.38 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 05, 2014
Continent Europe
Culture Roman
Origin Galla; daughter of the Roman Emperor Theodorius I, wife of Athualf, King of the Visigoths, and Constantius III, Roman Emperor (390-450).
Reference [282] - A to Z of ancient Greek and Roman Women, by Marjorie Lightman and Benjamin Lightman: Facts on File, New York, 2008.
Updated Feb 05, 2014 9:07 AM

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