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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name [Tvashtar Catena]
Clean Name Tvashtar Catena
Feature ID 6159
Target Io
Feature Type Catena, catenae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 66.14 °
Southmost Latitude 58.68 °
Eastmost Longitude 115.81 °
Westmost Longitude 131.82 °
Diameter 306.19 km
Center Latitude 62.76 °
Center Longitude 123.53 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Dropped, disallowed
Approval Date 2000
Continent Asia
Culture India
Origin Indian sun god and smith who forged the thunderbolt of the thunder god Indra. (Changed to Tvashtar Paterae.)
Reference [1] - Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, translated by R. Aldington and D. Ames: Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., New York, 1976.
Updated Mar 01, 2007 1:57 PM

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