Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Sinus, [Sinūs]

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_341

A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Definition

“Bay”; small plain (IAU Gazetteer 2014).

Previous Definition

Small mare (Wilhelms 1987, p. 3).

Origin of Term

Bay, curved line, Latin.

History of Nomenclature

Introduced by van Langren (1645).

See Also

References

  1. IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetteer of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union Working Group for planetary system nomenclature. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
  2. van Langren MF (1645) Plenilunii lumina Austriaca Philippica. Brussel, Copper engravingGoogle Scholar
  3. Wilhelms DE (1987) The geologic history of the moon. USGS Professional paper 1348Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Ames Research Center/NPPMoffett FieldUSA