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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Shennong
Clean Name Shennong
Feature ID 15648
Target Ceres
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 70.80 °
Southmost Latitude 67.20 °
Eastmost Longitude 33.60 °
Westmost Longitude 23.10 °
Diameter 32.50 km
Center Latitude 69.00 °
Center Longitude 28.10 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Aug 11, 2017
Continent Asia
Culture China
Origin Shen Nong; Chinese buffalo-headed agricultural deity, who taught humans the use of the plow together with other aspects of basic agriculture.
Reference [433] - Asian Mythologies, by Yves Bonnefoy, Wendy Doniger. Univ. Chicago Press, 1993.
Updated Aug 11, 2017 1:37 PM

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