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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Meskhent Tessera
Clean Name Meskhent Tessera
Feature ID 3867
Target Venus
Feature Type Tessera, tesserae


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 66.20 °
Southmost Latitude 64.30 °
Eastmost Longitude 113.20 °
Westmost Longitude 91.10 °
Diameter 1056.00 km
Center Latitude 65.80 °
Center Longitude 103.10 °
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Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1985
Continent Africa
Ethnicity Egypt
Origin Egyptian goddess of fortune.
Reference [1] - Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, translated by R. Aldington and D. Ames: Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., New York, 1976.
Updated Dec 19, 2016 11:14 AM
Additional Information Although the approved spelling of the name is Meskhent Tessera, the feature has been referred to in some literature as Meshkenet Tessera.

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