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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Ta'urua Vallis
Clean Name Ta urua Vallis
Feature ID 5891
Target Venus
Feature Type Vallis, valles


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -80.20 °
Southmost Latitude -80.20 °
Eastmost Longitude 247.50 °
Westmost Longitude 247.50 °
Diameter 525.00 km
Center Latitude -80.20 °
Center Longitude 247.50 °
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Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1994
Continent Oceania
Culture Society Is.
Origin Tahitian word for the planet Venus.
Reference [107] - List provided by George Burba, Vernadsky Institute, Moscow.
Updated Oct 01, 2006 3:30 PM

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