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Planetary Names: Fossa, fossae: Virgil Fossae on Pluto

Virgil Fossae

Feature Name Virgil Fossae
Clean Name Virgil Fossae
Feature ID 15675
Target Pluto
Feature Type Fossa, fossae
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network UNKNOWN
Northernmost Latitude 12.87 °
Southernmost Latitude -6.18 °
Easternmost Longitude 136.47 °
Westernmost Longitude 107.82 °
Diameter 710.00 km
Center Latitude 5.23 °
Center Longitude 122.76 °
Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [59] - The New Encyclopaedia Britannica: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Chicago, 1974, 1993.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Aug 08, 2017
Origin Italian; Dante’s guide through Hell and Purgatory in the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321).
Last Updated Sep 15, 2017 12:49 PM

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