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 66 kilometers in diameter and is located at 28°24′N 327°36′W / 28.4°N 327.6°W / 28.4; -327.6 (Fuchi Patera). It is named after the Ainu fire goddess, Kamuy Fuchi. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979.[1] Manua Patera is located north-northeast, and Amaterasu Patera is located northeast.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fuchi Patera". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. ^ NASA World Wind 1.4. NASA Ames Research Center, 2007.