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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Vinmara Planitia
Clean Name Vinmara Planitia
Feature ID 6393
Target Venus
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 55.70 °
Southmost Latitude 52.00 °
Eastmost Longitude 218.10 °
Westmost Longitude 197.20 °
Diameter 1635.00 km
Center Latitude 53.80 °
Center Longitude 207.60 °
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Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1985
Continent Oceania
Culture Melanesia
Origin Swan maiden whom sea god Qat kept on Earth by hiding her wings (New Hebrides).
Reference [83] - Dictionary of Mythology, Folklore, and Symbols (in 3 vols.), by Gertrude Jobes: Scarecrow Press, Inc., New York, 1962.
Updated Oct 01, 2006 3:30 PM

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