Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Chasma, chasmata: Argo Chasma on Charon

Argo Chasma

Feature Name Argo Chasma
Clean Name Argo Chasma
Feature ID 15734
Target Charon
Feature Type Chasma, chasmata
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network UNKNOWN
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Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [1] - Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, translated by R. Aldington and D. Ames: Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., New York, 1976.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Apr 11, 2018
Origin Greek mythological ship sailed by Jason and his crew, the Argonauts, from Iolcos to Colchis to retrieve the Golden Fleece, described in the "Argonautica" epic poem by Apollonius Rhodius (3rd cen. BC).
Last Updated Apr 11, 2018 2:31 PM