Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Rupes, rupēs: Challenger Rupes on Mercury

Challenger Rupes

Feature Name Challenger Rupes
Clean Name Challenger Rupes
Feature ID 16089
Target Mercury
Feature Type Rupes, rupēs
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network MESSENGER Team
Northernmost Latitude 10.96 °
Southernmost Latitude 14.22 °
Easternmost Longitude 248.59 °
Westernmost Longitude 251.93 °
Diameter 197.00 km
Center Latitude -12.58 °
Center Longitude 109.92 °
Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad H-07 [pdf]
Reference [642] - At Sea with the Scientifics: The Challenger Letters of Joseph Matkin, by Joseph Matkin, edited by Philip F. Rehbock: University of Hawaii Press, 1993.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Jun 07, 2022
Origin British; survey ship used to undertake the first global marine research expedition, the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876), which laid the foundation for the science of oceanography.
Last Updated Jun 08, 2022 7:03 PM

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