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

Dumuzi Fossa

Feature Name Dumuzi Fossa
Clean Name Dumuzi Fossa
Feature ID 15963
Target Pluto
Feature Type Fossa, fossae
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Pluto
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Continent Asia
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
Sumerian
Quad -
Reference [603] - Britannica Online Entry for Tammuz/Dumuzi: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Tammuz-Mesopotamian-god
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 03, 2021
Origin In ancient Sumerian mythology, Dumuzi was a god of the harvest. He was taken down into the Underworld, but permitted to return to earth for half of each year, resulting in the cycle of the seasons.
Last Updated Feb 03, 2021 10:01 PM