Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Rupes, rupēs: Piri Rupes on Pluto

Piri Rupes

Feature Name Piri Rupes
Clean Name Piri Rupes
Feature ID 15839
Target Pluto
Feature Type Rupes, rupēs
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Pluto
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Continent Asia
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
Ottoman
Quad -
Reference [527] - Life and Works of Piri Reis: The Oldest Map of America, by Afetinan, Ayşe: Turkish Historical Society, 2008.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date May 30, 2019
Origin Ahmed Muhiddin, also known as Piri Reis, Ottoman navigator and cartographer (c. 1470–1553). Author of one of the earliest existing world maps in 1513. His “Book of the Sea” (1521), containing 290 maps, was one of the most famous cartographical works of that period.
Last Updated May 31, 2019 4:27 PM