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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature


Basic Info

Feature Name Melanthius
Clean Name Melanthius
Feature ID 3811
Target Tethys
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -50.61 °
Southmost Latitude -72.67 °
Eastmost Longitude 168.20 °
Westmost Longitude 218.80 °
Diameter 250.00 km
Center Latitude -58.50 °
Center Longitude 192.61 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1982
Continent Europe
Culture Greek
Origin Disloyal goatherd; insults Odysseus; is slain.
Reference [28] - The Odyssey, by Homer, translated by W. H. D. Rouse: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., Edinburgh, 1934. or 28b. The Odyssey of Homer, translated by Herbert Bates: Harper Brothers, New York, 1929
Updated Jun 20, 2008 3:09 PM

PDF Maps of Tethys