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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Italica Rupes
Clean Name Italica Rupes
Feature ID 16197
Target Mercury
Feature Type Rupes, rupēs


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -40.14 °
Southmost Latitude -44.69 °
Eastmost Longitude 137.26 °
Westmost Longitude 142.00 °
Diameter 282.00 km
Center Latitude -42.42 °
Center Longitude 139.63 °
Quad H-12 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Apr 20, 2023
Continent Europe
Culture Italy
Origin Italian; general cargo and oceanographic research vessel used to study the Ross Sea continental shelf in Antarctica and as logistical support for Italian Antarctic exploration since 1990.
Reference [720] - Gordon A.L., Padman L., Bergamasco A. (2009). Southern Ocean shelf slope exchange. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 56(13-14), 775-777 And
Updated Apr 20, 2023 9:58 PM

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