Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Mensa, mensae: Tvashtar Mensae on Io

Tvashtar Mensae

Feature Name Tvashtar Mensae
Clean Name Tvashtar Mensae
Feature ID 6160
Target Io
Feature Type Mensa, mensae
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network
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Continent Asia
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
India
Quad -
Reference [1] - Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, translated by R. Aldington and D. Ames: Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., New York, 1976.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 2006
Origin Indian sun god and smith who forged the thunderbolt of the thunder god Indra.
Last Updated Oct 01, 2006 3:30 PM