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Feature Type: Saxum, saxa [x]

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15798 Catafo Saxum Catafo Saxum Ryugu 0.05 -5.5 0 -3 -8 1.9 358 +E (0-360) NA - United States Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Dec 19, 2018 [495] Smart boy, who marked a trail in the woods with corn meal to know the way back, from Cajun (Southern USA) fairy tale. Defines zero degrees longitude on Ryugu. Apr 8, 2019
15800 Ejima Saxum Ejima Saxum Ryugu 0.07 -32 101.1 -25.7 -38.3 106.7 95.5 +E (0-360) AS - Japan Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Dec 19, 2018 [496] Seacoast in Japanese fairy tale where fisherman Urashima Taro rescued a turtle and started his journey to the undersea Ryugu Palace. Apr 8, 2019
15799 Otohime Saxum Otohime Saxum Ryugu 0.16 -69.8 274.4 -55.8 -83.8 307.4 241.3 +E (0-360) AS - Japan Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Dec 19, 2018 [488] Otohime Sama; princess in Japanese fairy tale, sea mistress, who welcomed fisherman Urashima Taro in undersea Ryugu Palace and gave him a parting gift, a jewel box whose lid he was told never to open. Apr 8, 2019

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