Aryabhata (crater)

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Aryabhata (crater)
Coordinates 6°12′N 35°06′E / 6.2°N 35.1°E / 6.2; 35.1Coordinates: 6°12′N 35°06′E / 6.2°N 35.1°E / 6.2; 35.1
Diameter 22 km
Depth None
Colongitude 356° at sunrise
Eponym Aryabhata

Aryabhata, named after Indian astronomer Aryabhata (see picture), is the remnant of a lunar impact crater located in the eastern Mare Tranquillitatis. The crater has been almost submerged by lava-flow, and now only an arc-shaped ridge formed from the eastern half of the rim remains above the lunar mare. This crater was previously identified as Maskelyne E before being named by the IAU.