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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Otohime Saxum

Basic Info

Feature Name Otohime Saxum
Clean Name Otohime Saxum
Feature ID 15799
Target Ryugu
Feature Type Saxum, saxa


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -55.80 °
Southmost Latitude -83.80 °
Eastmost Longitude 307.40 °
Westmost Longitude 241.30 °
Diameter 0.16 km
Center Latitude -69.80 °
Center Longitude 274.40 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Dec 19, 2018
Continent Asia
Culture Japan
Origin Otohime Sama; princess in Japanese fairy tale, sea mistress, who welcomed fisherman Urashima Taro in undersea Ryugu Palace and gave him a parting gift, a jewel box whose lid he was told never to open.
Reference [488] - The Story of Urashima Taro, the Fisher Lad, Ozaki, Y.T. Japanese Fairy Tales. New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1908.
Updated Apr 08, 2019 12:44 PM

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