Svarog Patera

Svarog Patera is a patera, or a complex crater with scalloped edges, on Jupiter's moon Io. It is 124 kilometers in diameter and is located at 48°40′S 265°44′W / 48.66°S 265.74°W / -48.66; -265.74 (Svarog Patera). It is named after the Russian smith god Svarog. Its name was approved by the International Astronomical Union in 1979.[1][2] North of Svarog Patera is Lyrcea Planum, north of which is Babbar Patera. To the south is Silpium Mons, and to the east is Hermes Mensa. To the southeast are Pyerun Patera and Epaphus Mensa.[3] Svarog Patera is a Voyager spacecraft-detected hot spot.[4]


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