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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Oort
Clean Name Oort
Feature ID 15961
Target Pluto
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 10.80 °
Southmost Latitude 4.91 °
Eastmost Longitude 94.97 °
Westmost Longitude 89.00 °
Diameter 123.00 km
Center Latitude 7.86 °
Center Longitude 92.05 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 03, 2021
Continent Europe
Culture The Netherlands (Dutch)
Origin Jan Hendrik, Dutch astronomer, first described the Oort Cloud, a theoretical cloud of icy planetesimals beyond the Kuiper Belt, and believed to be the source of long- period comets (1900 to 1992).
Reference [602] - Jan Oort Biography:
Updated Feb 04, 2021 7:23 PM

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