Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Urashima on Ryugu


Feature Name Urashima
Clean Name Urashima
Feature ID 15786
Target Ryugu
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Ryugu
Northernmost Latitude 11.50 °
Southernmost Latitude -27.70 °
Easternmost Longitude 110.40 °
Westernmost Longitude 75.40 °
Diameter 0.29 km
Center Latitude -8.10 °
Center Longitude 92.90 °
Continent Asia
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [488] - The Story of Urashima Taro, the Fisher Lad, Ozaki, Y.T. Japanese Fairy Tales. New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1908.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Dec 19, 2018
Origin Urashima Taro; fisherman in Japanese fairy tale who rescued a turtle and traveled on its back to the dragon Ryujin’s undersea Ryugu Palace, where he was welcomed by princess Otohime.
Last Updated Apr 08, 2019 12:31 PM