Manua Patera

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

Manua Patera is a patera, or a complex crater with scalloped edges, on Jupiter's moon Io. It is 110.5 kilometers in diameter and is located at 35°47′N 321°44′W / 35.78°N 321.73°W / 35.78; -321.73 (Manua Patera). It is named after the Hawaiian sun god Manua. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979.[1][2] To the southwest is Fuchi Patera, and to the east is Amaterasu Patera.[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.