Lacuna, [Lacunae]

  • Henrik Hargitai
Living reference work entry

A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.


Irregularly shaped depression on Titan having the appearance of a dry lake bed (IAU Gazetteer 2013).

Origin of Term

Small lake (diminutive form of lacus), Latin.

History of Nomenclature

Introduced in 2010 (Blue 2010).

See Also


Geographical Information Small Lake Descriptor Term Diminutive Form Lacustrine Feature 
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  1. Blue J (2010) Seven Lacuna names approved for use on Titan. USGS Astrogeology Hot Topics.
  2. IAU Gazetteer (2013) Gazetteer of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

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