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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Sleipnir Fossa
Clean Name Sleipnir Fossa
Feature ID 15674
Target Pluto
Feature Type Fossa, fossae


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 32.43 °
Southmost Latitude 13.28 °
Eastmost Longitude 241.53 °
Westmost Longitude 224.33 °
Diameter 508.00 km
Center Latitude 23.70 °
Center Longitude 234.51 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Aug 08, 2017
Continent Europe
Culture Norse
Origin A powerful, eight-legged horse in Norse mythology who carried Odin into the Underworld.
Reference [93] - Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend, edited by Maria Leach: Harper and Row, Inc., New York, 1984.
Updated Sep 15, 2017 12:54 PM

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