Aladdin (crater)

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Aladdin
Aladdin crater, Enceladus.jpg
Aladdin crater (center)
Location 60°41′N 26°40′W / 60.69°N 26.66°W / 60.69; -26.66[1]
Diameter 37.4 km[1]
Discoverer Voyager 2
Naming hero from Arabian Nights who finds a magic lamp

Aladdin is a crater in the northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Aladdin was first discovered in Voyager 2 images. It is located at 60.7° North Latitude, 26.7° West Longitude and is 37.4 kilometers across.[1] It is located near the craters Ali Baba and Samad.[2] Aladdin has a large dome in its interior, suggesting the crater has undergone some viscous relaxation.

Aladdin is named after a famous hero from Arabian Nights who finds a magic lamp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Enceladus: Aladdin". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Ali Baba (Se-2)". PIA12783: The Enceladus Atlas. NASA / Cassini Imaging Team. Retrieved 2012-02-04.