Al-Jāhiz (crater)

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Al-Jāhiz (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 1°12′N 21°30′W / 1.2°N 21.5°W / 1.2; -21.5Coordinates: 1°12′N 21°30′W / 1.2°N 21.5°W / 1.2; -21.5
Diameter 91 km
Eponym Al-Jahiz

Al-Jāhiz is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 91 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Al-Hamadhani is named for the Arab writer Al-Jahiz, who died in 869 C.E.[2]

References[edit]

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