Fuchi Patera

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Fuchi Patera, in a screenshot taken in NASA World Wind. Click to enlarge.

Fuchi Patera is a patera, or a complex crater with scalloped edges, on Jupiter's moon Io. It is approximately 64 kilometers in diameter and is located at 28°20′N 327°34′W / 28.34°N 327.57°W / 28.34; -327.57 (Fuchi Patera). It is named after the Ainu fire goddess, Kamuy Fuchi. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979.[1][2] Manua Patera is located north-northeast, and Amaterasu Patera is located northeast.[3]

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  1. ^ "IO NOMENCLATURE". lnfm1.sai.msu.su. Retrieved October 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ "USGS Astro: Planetary Nomenclature: Feature Data Search Results". USGS Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature Feature Information. Retrieved October 19, 2007. 
  3. ^ NASA World Wind 1.4. NASA Ames Research Center, 2007.