Kinich Ahau Patera

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

Kinich Ahau Patera is a patera, or a complex crater with scalloped edges, on Jupiter's moon Io. It is about 45 kilometers in diameter and is located at 49°20′N 310°12′W / 49.34°N 310.2°W / 49.34; -310.2 (Kinich Ahau Patera). It is named after the Mayan sun god Kinich Ahau.[1][2] Dazhbog Patera is located northeast, Amaterasu Patera is located south-southeast, and Manua Patera can be found southwest.[3]


  1. ^ "IO NOMENCLATURE". 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.