Svarog Patera

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A screenshot of an area including Svarog Patera, from NASA World Wind.

Svarog Patera is a patera, or a complex crater with scalloped edges, on Jupiter's moon Io. It is 124 kilometers in diameter and is located at 48°40′S 265°44′W / 48.66°S 265.74°W / -48.66; -265.74 (Svarog Patera). It is named after the Russian smith god Svarog. Its name was approved by the International Astronomical Union in 1979.[1][2] North of Svarog Patera is Lyrcea Planum, north of which is Babbar Patera. To the south is Silpium Mons, and to the east is Hermes Mensa. To the southeast are Pyerun Patera and Epaphus Mensa.[3] Svarog Patera is a Voyager spacecraft-detected hot spot.[4]


  1. ^ "IO NOMENCLATURE". Retrieved October 20, 2007. 
  2. ^ "USGS Astro: Planetary Nomenclature: Feature Data Search Results". USGS Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature Feature Information. Retrieved October 20, 2007. 
  3. ^ NASA World Wind 1.4. NASA Ames Research Center, 2007.
  4. ^ "Hot Spots on Io: Initial Results from Galileo's Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer" (PDF). Retrieved October 20, 2007.