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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Thorondor Saxum
Clean Name Thorondor Saxum
Feature ID 15905
Target Bennu
Feature Type Saxum, saxa


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -44.36 °
Southmost Latitude -51.51 °
Eastmost Longitude 55.64 °
Westmost Longitude 34.56 °
Diameter 0.06 km
Center Latitude -47.94 °
Center Longitude 45.10 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Mar 26, 2020
Continent Europe
Culture England
Origin King of the Eagles in the Middle-earth, the fictional setting in fantasy novels by English author J.R.R. Tolkien, the greatest of all eagles, with a wingspan of 55 m (approximately as this boulder).
Reference [568] - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1954.
Updated Mar 27, 2020 12:11 PM

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