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List of geological features on 243 Ida and Dactyl
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List of geological features on 243 Ida and Dactyl

This is a list of named geological features on asteroid 243 Ida and its moon, Dactyl.



Idan regiones (geologically distinct areas) are named after the discover of the asteroid, and the places where he worked.

Regio Named after
Palisa Regio Johann Palisa
Pola Regio Pola
Vienna Regio Vienna


The only named dorsum on Ida is Townsend Dorsum, named after Tim E. Townsend, a member of the Galileo probe imaging team.


Idan craters are named after famous caves.

Crater Named after
Afon Novy Afon Cave, Abkhazia
Atea Atea Cave, Papua New Guinea
Azzurra Azzurra Grotto, Italy
Bilemot Bilemot Cave, Korea
Castellana Castellana Cave, Italy
Choukoutien Choukoutien, China
Fingal Fingal's Cave, UK
Kartchner Kartchner Caverns, AZ, USA
Kazumura Kazumura Cave, HI, USA
Lascaux Lascaux Cave, France
Lechuguilla Lechuguilla Cave, NM, USA
Mammoth Mammoth Cave, KY, USA
Manjang Manjang Cave, Korea
Orgnac Orgnac Cave, France
Padirac Padirac Cave, France
Peacock Peacock Cave, FL, USA
Postojna Postojna Cave, Slovenia
Sterkfontein Sterkfontein, South Africa
Stiffe Stiffe Cave, Italy
Undara Undara Cave, Australia
Viento Viento Cave, Spain


Dactylian craters are named after the mythological Dactyls.

Crater Named after
Acmon Acmon
Celmis Celmis

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