Mariko (crater)

Mariko (Crater)
Radar image of Venus Crater Mariko
Coordinates23°18′S 132°54′E / 23.3°S 132.9°E / -23.3; 132.9Coordinates: 23°18′S 132°54′E / 23.3°S 132.9°E / -23.3; 132.9
Diameter11.2 km

Mariko is an impact crater on Venus. In 1997 it was named for a common female Japanese first name, in accordance with planetary nomenclature rules for Venusian craters under 20 km in diameter.[1][2]

The crater is located in the V-36 quadrangle of Venus.


  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature". International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Venus Crater Database". The Lunar and Planetary Institute. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  • Dictionary of First Names, by Alfred J. Kolatch; Putnam Publishing Group, New York, 1990.