Babbar Patera

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Babbar Patera, located in the top-left corner of a screenshot from NASA World Wind.

Babbar Patera is a patera, or a complex crater with scalloped edges, on Jupiter's moon Io. It is about 86 kilometers in diameter and is located at 39°48′S 272°00′W / 39.8°S 272°W / -39.8; -272Coordinates: 39°48′S 272°00′W / 39.8°S 272°W / -39.8; -272. It is named after a Sumerian sun god, and its name was approved by the International Astronomical Union in 1979.[1][2] Some scarps near Babbar Patera may represent faults.[3] Immediately south of Babbar Patera is the plateau Lyrcea Planum, and further south is Svarog Patera. To the east is the mountain Egypt Mons.[4]


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  2. ^ "USGS Astro: Planetary Nomenclature: Feature Data Search Results". USGS Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature Feature Information. Retrieved October 20, 2007. 
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  4. ^ NASA World Wind 1.4. NASA Ames Research Center, 2007.