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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Pūniu Saxum

Basic Info

Feature Name Pūniu Saxum
Clean Name Puniu Saxum
Feature ID 16162
Target Dimorphos
Feature Type Saxum, saxa


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude
Southmost Latitude
Eastmost Longitude
Westmost Longitude
Diameter 0.00 km
Center Latitude -2.60 °
Center Longitude 239.80 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Jan 25, 2023
Continent Oceania
Ethnicity Hawaii
Origin Hawaiian small drum with a coconut body and a single sharkskin or fishskin head laced to the bottom.
Reference [706] - Plants in Hawaiian Culture, by Beatrice Krauss, University of Hawaii Press, 1993.
Updated Jun 04, 2024 8:33 PM
Additional Information Pūniu Saxum defines 239.8 +/- 0.2E, 2.6+/-0.1S as the prime meridian anchor feature with 0 longitude pointing to Didymos.

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