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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature


Basic Info

Feature Name Bala
Clean Name Bala
Feature ID 16259
Target Dimorphos
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude
Southmost Latitude
Eastmost Longitude
Westmost Longitude
Diameter 0.01 km
Center Latitude -24.70 °
Center Longitude 263.70 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Nov 14, 2023
Continent Africa
Culture Guinea
Origin West African gourd-resonated xylophone (Guinea, Senegal, Mali).
Reference [772] - Yonder Come the Blues: The Evolution of a Genre, by Paul Oliver, Tony Russell, Robert M. W. Dixon, John Godrich, Howard Rye: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Updated Nov 14, 2023 9:56 PM

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