A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.
Radial-patterned features on Venus (IAU Gazetteer 2014).
Origin of Term
Star, constellation; Latin; from astron (star), Greek.
Note: Proposed by AT Basilevsky “for naming radially patterned ‘star-like’ features, usually radial systems of fractures/grooves.” Some of these features were previously named Mons or Corona (Burba et al. 2001).
Note 2: Not yet assigned to any feature.
- Burba GA, Blue J, Campbell DB, Dollfus A, Gaddis L, Jurgens RF, Marov MYA, Pettengill GH, Stofan ER (2001) Topographic feature names on Venus: progress in 2000. Review of 1997–2000 development, current state, and prospective. Lunar Planet Sci Conf XXXII, abstract #2098, HoustonGoogle Scholar
- IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetteer of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/