Kami-Nari Patera

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Kami-Nari Patera, in a screenshot taken in NASA World Wind. Click to enlarge.

Kami-Nari Patera is a patera, or a complex crater with scalloped edges, on Jupiter's moon Io. It is approximately 53 kilometers in diameter and is located at 8°42′S 235°05′W / 8.7°S 235.08°W / -8.7; -235.08 (Kami-Nari Patera). It is named after the Japanese god of rolling thunder, Kami-Nari. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 2000.[1][2] Reiden Patera can be found to the south, and Asha Patera can be found to the east.[3]


  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.