Al-Akhtal (crater)

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Al-Akhtal (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 50°12′N 7°00′W / 50.2°N 7.0°W / 50.2; -7.0Coordinates: 50°12′N 7°00′W / 50.2°N 7.0°W / 50.2; -7.0
Diameter 102 km
Eponym Akhtal

Al-Akhtal is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 102 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Al-Akhtal is named for the Arab poet Akhtal, who lived from 640-710 C.E.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Ahmad Baba". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 27 June 2012.