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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Niman Rupes
Clean Name Niman Rupes
Feature ID 15421
Target Ceres
Feature Type Rupes, rupēs


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -26.93 °
Southmost Latitude -30.44 °
Eastmost Longitude 62.64 °
Westmost Longitude 57.81 °
Diameter 45.00 km
Center Latitude -28.56 °
Center Longitude 60.05 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Oct 15, 2015
Continent North America
Culture Hopi
Origin Hopi (SW USA) ritual ending the katsina (spiritual beings) season, celebrates the katsinas’ return to their spiritual home in July and their part in the blossoming of plant life.
Reference [377] - Carnegie Museum of Natural History (
Updated Oct 24, 2015 6:29 PM

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