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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Pampu Facula
Clean Name Pampu Facula
Feature ID 15816
Target Mercury
Feature Type Facula, faculae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -56.36 °
Southmost Latitude -59.16 °
Eastmost Longitude 29.60 °
Westmost Longitude 33.98 °
Diameter 120.44 km
Center Latitude -57.76 °
Center Longitude 31.79 °
Quad H-11 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Apr 16, 2019
Continent Asia
Culture India
Origin Tamil (SE India and NE Sri Lanka) word for snake. Another spelling is ‘pambu’.
Reference [512] - A History of Indian Literature, 500-1399: From Courtly to the Popular, by Sisir Kumar Das. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. 2005.
Updated Apr 16, 2019 1:30 PM

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