Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Saxum, saxa: Otohime Saxum on Ryugu

Otohime Saxum

Feature Name Otohime Saxum
Clean Name Otohime Saxum
Feature ID 15799
Target Ryugu
Feature Type Saxum, saxa
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Ryugu
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Continent Asia
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
Japan
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 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.
Last Updated Apr 08, 2019 12:44 PM