Arcus, [Arcūs]

  • Henrik HargitaiEmail author
Living reference work entry

A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.


Arc-shaped feature (Owen et al. 2006; IAU Gazetteer 2014).

Origin of Term

Arc, arch, bow, bend; Latin.


  1. IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetteer of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.
  2. Owen TC, Aksnes K, Beebe R, Blue J, Brahic A, Burba GA, Smith BA, Tejfel VG (2006) Titan: nomenclature system and the very first names for one more world. Lunar Planet Sci Conf XXXVII, abstract #1082, HoustonGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Planetary Science Research GroupEötvös Loránd University, Institute of Geography and Earth SciencesBudapestHungary