Asha Patera

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

Asha Patera is a patera, or a complex crater with scalloped edges, on Jupiter's moon Io. It is approximately 108 kilometers in diameter and located at 8°50′S 225°41′W / 8.84°S 225.69°W / -8.84; -225.69 (Asha Patera). It is named after asha, the Zoroastrian principle of Truth. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979.[1][2] Reiden Patera and Kami-Nari Patera can both be found to the west.[3]


  1. ^ "IO NOMENCLATURE". Archived from the original on 1 November 2007. Retrieved October 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ "USGS Astro: Planetary Nomenclature: Feature Data Search Results". USGS Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature Feature Information. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007. Retrieved October 18, 2007. 
  3. ^ NASA World Wind 1.4. NASA Ames Research Center, 2007.