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

Ejima Saxum

Feature Name Ejima Saxum
Clean Name Ejima Saxum
Feature ID 15800
Target Ryugu
Feature Type Saxum, saxa
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Ryugu
Northernmost Latitude -25.70 °
Southernmost Latitude -38.30 °
Easternmost Longitude 106.70 °
Westernmost Longitude 95.50 °
Diameter 0.07 km
Center Latitude -32.00 °
Center Longitude 101.10 °
Continent Asia
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [496] - Legend in Japanese Art. London; New York: John Lane Co., 1908.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Dec 19, 2018
Origin Seacoast in Japanese fairy tale where fisherman Urashima Taro rescued a turtle and started his journey to the undersea Ryugu Palace.
Last Updated Jan 25, 2023 10:18 PM