List of geological features on Ariel

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This list of geological features on Ariel itemizes the named geological features on the moon of Uranus called Ariel. Nearly all of the features are named for bright spirits of world mythologies.[1] All information in the tables below comes from the United States Geological Survey.[2]

Valleys[edit]

The grooves running along the median line of chasmata are called valles.

Vallis Namesake Length, km Coordinates
Leprechaun Vallis Leprechauns of Irish mythology 328 10°24′S 10°12′E / 10.4°S 10.2°E / -10.4; 10.2
Sprite Vallis Sprites of Celtic mythology 305 14°54′S 340°00′E / 14.9°S 340°E / -14.9; 340

Chasms[edit]

Arielian graben are called chasmata.

Chasma Namesake Length, km Coordinates
Brownie Chasma Brownies (British folklore) 343 16°00′S 37°36′E / 16°S 37.6°E / -16; 37.6
Kachina Chasma Kachina (Hopi mythology) 622 33°42′S 246°00′E / 33.7°S 246°E / -33.7; 246
Kewpie Chasma Kewpie (British folklore) 467 28°18′S 326°54′E / 28.3°S 326.9°E / -28.3; 326.9
Korrigan Chasma Korrigans (Breton folklore) 365 27°36′S 347°30′E / 27.6°S 347.5°E / -27.6; 347.5
Kra Chasma Kra (Akan belief system) 142 32°06′S 354°12′E / 32.1°S 354.2°E / -32.1; 354.2
Pixie Chasma Pixie (British folklore) 278 20°24′S 5°06′E / 20.4°S 5.1°E / -20.4; 5.1
Sylph Chasma Sylph (British folklore) 349 48°36′S 353°00′E / 48.6°S 353°E / -48.6; 353

Craters[edit]

Crater Namesake Diameter, km Coordinates
Abans Aban (Persian mythology) 20 15°30′S 251°18′E / 15.5°S 251.3°E / -15.5; 251.3
Agape Agape (Spenser[disambiguation needed]) 34 46°54′S 336°30′E / 46.9°S 336.5°E / -46.9; 336.5
Ataksak Ataksak (Inuit mythology) 22 53°06′S 224°18′E / 53.1°S 224.3°E / -53.1; 224.3
Befana Befana (Italian folklore) 21 17°00′S 31°54′E / 17°S 31.9°E / -17; 31.9
Berylune Bérylune (Maurice Maeterlinck) 29 22°30′S 327°54′E / 22.5°S 327.9°E / -22.5; 327.9
Deive Deive (Lithuanian folklore) 20 22°18′S 23°00′E / 22.3°S 23°E / -22.3; 23
Djadek Djadek (Czech folklore) 22 12°00′S 251°06′E / 12°S 251.1°E / -12; 251.1
Domovoy Domovoi (Slavic mythology) 71 71°30′S 339°42′E / 71.5°S 339.7°E / -71.5; 339.7
Finvara Finvarra (Irish mythology) 31 15°48′S 19°00′E / 15.8°S 19°E / -15.8; 19
Gwyn Gwyn ap Nudd (Irish mythology) 34 77°30′S 22°30′E / 77.5°S 22.5°E / -77.5; 22.5
Huon Huon of Bordeaux (French literature) 40 37°48′S 33°42′E / 37.8°S 33.7°E / -37.8; 33.7
Laica Laica (Incan mythology) 30 21°18′S 44°24′E / 21.3°S 44.4°E / -21.3; 44.4
Mab Queen Mab (English folklore) 34 38°48′S 352°12′E / 38.8°S 352.2°E / -38.8; 352.2
Melusine Melusine (French literature) 50 52°54′S 8°54′E / 52.9°S 8.9°E / -52.9; 8.9
Oonagh Oonagh (Irish mythology) 39 21°54′S 244°24′E / 21.9°S 244.4°E / -21.9; 244.4
Rima Rima (William Henry Hudson's Green Mansions) 41 18°18′S 260°48′E / 18.3°S 260.8°E / -18.3; 260.8
Yangoor Yangoor (a good spirit who brings the daylight) 78 68°42′S 279°42′E / 68.7°S 279.7°E / -68.7; 279.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strobell, M.E.; Masursky, H. (1987). "New Features Named on the Moon and Uranian Satellites". Abstracts of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 18: 964–65. Bibcode:1987LPI....18..964S. 
  2. ^ "Nomenclature Search Results: Ariel". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology. Retrieved 2010-11-29.