Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Facula, faculae: Pampu Facula on Mercury

Pampu Facula

Feature Name Pampu Facula
Clean Name Pampu Facula
Feature ID 15816
Target Mercury
Feature Type Facula, faculae
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network MESSENGER Team
Northernmost Latitude -56.36 °
Southernmost Latitude -59.16 °
Easternmost Longitude 29.60 °
Westernmost Longitude 33.98 °
Diameter 120.44 km
Center Latitude -57.76 °
Center Longitude 31.79 °
Continent Asia
Group or Country
Quad H-11 [pdf]
Reference [512] - A History of Indian Literature, 500-1399: From Courtly to the Popular, by Sisir Kumar Das. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. 2005.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Apr 16, 2019
Origin Tamil (SE India and NE Sri Lanka) word for snake. Another spelling is ‘pambu’.
Last Updated Apr 16, 2019 1:30 PM

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