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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Chikyu Rupes
Clean Name Chikyu Rupes
Feature ID 15955
Target Mercury
Feature Type Rupes, rupēs


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -49.03 °
Southmost Latitude -58.60 °
Eastmost Longitude 255.67 °
Westmost Longitude 263.57 °
Diameter 561.00 km
Center Latitude -53.82 °
Center Longitude 259.62 °
Quad H-13 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Jan 12, 2021
Continent Asia
Culture Japan
Origin Japanese; a scientific drilling ship built for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program to conduct deep-sea geological research.
Reference [598] - Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, edited by Vivien Gornitz. Springer, 2009. (P. 475, left column, lower paragraph.)
Updated Jan 25, 2021 6:01 PM

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