Al-Hamadhani (crater)

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Al-Hamadhani (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 38°48′N 89°42′W / 38.8°N 89.7°W / 38.8; -89.7Coordinates: 38°48′N 89°42′W / 38.8°N 89.7°W / 38.8; -89.7
Diameter 186 km
Eponym Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani

Al-Hamadhani is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 186 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Al-Hamadhani is named for the Arab writer Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani, who died in 1007 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.