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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Xihe
Clean Name Xihe
Feature ID 16254
Target Io
Feature Type Eruptive center


Voyager/Galileo SSI
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude
Southmost Latitude
Eastmost Longitude
Westmost Longitude
Diameter 0.00 km
Center Latitude -55.00 °
Center Longitude 290.00 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Aug 04, 2023
Continent Asia
Culture China
Origin Chinese sun goddess, "Mother of the Ten Suns."
Reference [766] - Chinese Myths: From Cosmology and Folklore to Gods and Immortals, by Xueting C. Ni: London, Amber Books, 2023.
Updated Aug 04, 2023 7:40 PM
Additional Information Feature originally named Shen Yi on 16 May 2023, changed to Xihe on 4 August 2023.

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