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 about 110 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] To the southwest is Fuchi Patera, and to the east is Amaterasu Patera.[2]

References[edit]

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