Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Rupes, rupēs: Unity Rupes on Mercury

Unity Rupes

Feature Name Unity Rupes
Clean Name Unity Rupes
Feature ID 15471
Target Mercury
Feature Type Rupes, rupēs
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network MESSENGER Team
Northernmost Latitude 29.18 °
Southernmost Latitude 24.01 °
Easternmost Longitude 271.87 °
Westernmost Longitude 277.58 °
Diameter 350.00 km
Center Latitude 27.16 °
Center Longitude 275.20 °
Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad H-05 [pdf]
Reference [390] - Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas, by Alan H. Cook: Clarendon Press, 1998.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Jan 30, 2016
Origin English vessel which took Edmond Halley to Saint Helena in 1676 to conduct a survey of the stars in the southern hemisphere. While there, Halley observed the 1677 transit of Mercury which enabled him to make one of the earliest calculations to estimate the size of the solar system.
Last Updated Oct 07, 2016 12:00 PM

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