Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Fossa, fossae: Horai Fossa on Ryugu

Horai Fossa

Feature Name Horai Fossa
Clean Name Horai Fossa
Feature ID 15797
Target Ryugu
Feature Type Fossa, fossae
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Ryugu
Northernmost Latitude -15.00 °
Southernmost Latitude -55.80 °
Easternmost Longitude 300.40 °
Westernmost Longitude 287.30 °
Diameter 0.33 km
Center Latitude 32.10 °
Center Longitude 296.60 °
Continent Asia
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [494] - The Tale of Urashima Taro, in: Storytelling in Japanese Art, by Masako Watanabe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Yale University Press, 2011.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Dec 19, 2018
Origin Mythical Mount Horai (Penglai in Chinese), paradise of the immortals; in some versions of the Japanese fairy tale about fisherman Urashima is located in the sea on the shell of tortoise that princess Otohime has turned into.
Last Updated Apr 08, 2019 12:43 PM