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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Tangaroa Rupes
Clean Name Tangaroa Rupes
Feature ID 16103
Target Mercury
Feature Type Rupes, rupēs


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 3.77 °
Southmost Latitude 2.07 °
Eastmost Longitude 171.99 °
Westmost Longitude 174.91 °
Diameter 273.00 km
Center Latitude 1.04 °
Center Longitude 173.27 °
Quad H-08 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Nov 07, 2022
Continent Oceania
Culture New Zealand
Origin New Zealand; a research vessel and icebreaker that performs marine environmental monitoring, ocean science studies and exploration and engineering activities (2000s).
Reference [651] - A Collaborative Effort to Meet New Zealand’s Mapping Requirements: Multibeam Echosounder Integration, Acceptance Testing, and Antarctic Mapping Aboard the Research Vessel Tangaroa, A. Kleiner et al.: MTS/IEEE Oceans 2001. An Ocean Odyssey. Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.01CH37295), 2001, pp. 1248-1256 vol.2, doi: 10.1109/OCEANS.2001.968289.
Updated Nov 08, 2022 6:49 PM

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