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Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 541–558 | Cite as

Names on the maps of Venus: A pre-MAGELLAN review

  • George A. Burba
Part 5 Nomenclature and Techniques

Abstract

The topographic features on Venus are named with female names: craters and paterae have names of famous women as well as female first names, non-crater features have names of mythological characters. The first 80 names appeared on the maps after the Pioneer Venus mission; about 300 more names after the Venera 15 and 16 missions. 376 features of 17 types are now named. All the names are listed with their coordinates and attribute data. A large number of new names will be necessary after the MAGELLAN mission when detailed maps will be produced for nearly the whole surface of Venus.

Keywords

Attribute Data Topographic Feature Venus Mission Famous Woman Mythological Character 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • George A. Burba
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  1. 1.Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, USSR Academy of SciencesMoscowU.S.S.R.

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