Mariko (crater)

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Mariko (Crater)
Radar image of Venus Crater Mariko
Planet Venus
Coordinates 23°18′S 132°54′E / 23.3°S 132.9°E / -23.3; 132.9Coordinates: 23°18′S 132°54′E / 23.3°S 132.9°E / -23.3; 132.9
Diameter 11.2 km

Mariko is an impact crater on Venus. In 1997 it was named for a common female Japanese first name, in accordance with planetary nomenclature rules for Venusian craters under 20km in diameter. [1][2]

The crater is located in the V-36 quadrangle of Venus.


  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature". International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Venus Crater Database". The Lunar and Planetary Institute. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  • Dictionary of First Names, by Alfred J. Kolatch; Putnam Publishing Group, New York, 1990.