Reference work entry
A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.
Large circular features (Burba 1990).
Origin of Term
Corona, wreath, Latin.
History of Nomenclature
Introduced in 1985, after Venera 15/16 detailed images of Venus were received (Burba 1990).
- IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetteer of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
- Swings J-P (ed) (1986) Proceedings of the 19th general assembly. Transactions of the IAU, vol XIX B. Association of University for Research in AstronomyGoogle Scholar
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