Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Fossa, fossae: Kaknú Fossa on Pluto

Kaknú Fossa

Feature Name Kaknú Fossa
Clean Name Kaknu Fossa
Feature ID 15852
Target Pluto
Feature Type Fossa, fossae
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Pluto
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Continent North America
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
Ohlone
Quad -
Reference [537] - The Ohlone Past and Present: Native Americans of the San Francisco Bay Region, edited by Lowell John Bean: Ballena Press, Menlo Park, 1994, p. 106-111.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Aug 12, 2019
Origin Epic hero of the Chochenyo/Ohlone (N. California) mythology, an anthropomorphic being resembling a peregrine falcon, who traveled to the underworld to battle Wiwe (“Body of Stone”), the lord of the underworld.
Last Updated Aug 12, 2019 10:54 AM