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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Lakhmu Fossae

Basic Info

Feature Name Lakhmu Fossae
Clean Name Lakhmu Fossae
Feature ID 3242
Target Ganymede
Feature Type Fossa, fossae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 80.00 °
Southmost Latitude -1.50 °
Eastmost Longitude 85.00 °
Westmost Longitude 180.00 °
Diameter 3700.00 km
Center Latitude 50.40 °
Center Longitude 128.00 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1985
Continent Asia
Culture Assyro-Babylonian
Origin Dragon monster, or divine natural force produced by Apsu and Tiamat.
Reference [1] - Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, translated by R. Aldington and D. Ames: Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., New York, 1976.
Updated Oct 01, 2006 3:30 PM

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