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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature


Basic Info

Feature Name Marimba
Clean Name Marimba
Feature ID 16260
Target Dimorphos
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude
Southmost Latitude
Eastmost Longitude
Westmost Longitude
Diameter 0.00 km
Center Latitude -12.00 °
Center Longitude 271.20 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Nov 14, 2023
Continent South and Central America
Culture Guatemala
Origin Percussion musical instrument popular in Guatemala and other Central and NW South American countries; wooden bars with pipe or gourd resonators, struck by yarn wrapped or rubber mallets. Originally developed in Africa. Marimba was proclaimed the national instrument of Guatemala in its independence proclamation.
Reference [773] - Music: The Definitive Visual History: Dorling Kindersley, London, 2013. ISBN-10: ‎ 0744058341 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0744058345
Updated Nov 14, 2023 10:03 PM

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