Andal (crater)

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Andal (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 47°42′S 37°42′W / 47.7°S 37.7°W / -47.7; -37.7Coordinates: 47°42′S 37°42′W / 47.7°S 37.7°W / -47.7; -37.7
Diameter 108 km
Eponym Andal

Andal is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 108 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Andal is named for the Tamil writer Andal, who lived in the 10th century.[2]

References[edit]

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