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


Feature Name Momotaro
Clean Name Momotaro
Feature ID 15791
Target Ryugu
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Ryugu
Northernmost Latitude -5.00 °
Southernmost Latitude -25.80 °
Easternmost Longitude 60.90 °
Westernmost Longitude 40.20 °
Diameter 0.19 km
Center Latitude -12.50 °
Center Longitude 51.90 °
Continent Asia
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [492] - The Adventures of Little Peachling, in: Tales of Old Japan by A. B. Mitford, vol. I. London: Macmillan and Co., 1871.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Dec 19, 2018
Origin ‘Peach Boy’ in Japanese fairy tale, who came to Earth inside a giant peach and once undertook a journey to fight horned ogres in a distant island.
Last Updated Apr 08, 2019 12:39 PM