Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Facula, faculae: Gata Facula on Mercury

Gata Facula

Feature Name Gata Facula
Clean Name Gata Facula
Feature ID 15752
Target Mercury
Feature Type Facula, faculae
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network MESSENGER Team
Northernmost Latitude -52.50 °
Southernmost Latitude -53.40 °
Easternmost Longitude 320.40 °
Westernmost Longitude 322.40 °
Diameter 55.00 km
Center Latitude -52.90 °
Center Longitude 321.40 °
Continent Oceania
Group or Country
Quad H-14 [pdf]
Reference [476] - The Fijian Language, by Albert J. Sch├╝tz: University of Hawaii Press, 1985.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date May 01, 2018
Origin Fijian and Samoan word for snake.
Last Updated May 01, 2018 8:34 AM

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