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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Kainan Rupēs
Clean Name Kainan Rupes
Feature ID 15775
Target Mercury
Feature Type Rupes, rupēs


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -26.30 °
Southmost Latitude -33.40 °
Eastmost Longitude 327.20 °
Westmost Longitude 333.10 °
Diameter 325.00 km
Center Latitude -29.80 °
Center Longitude 330.80 °
Quad H-14 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Oct 19, 2018
Continent Asia
Culture Japan
Origin Japanese; Kainan Maru, ship of Nobu Shirase Antarctic exploration, 1910-1912.
Reference [486] - Encyclopedia of the Antarctic, Volume 1, by Beau Riffenburgh: Taylor & Francis, 2007.
Updated Oct 19, 2018 3:19 PM

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