Chiang K'ui (crater)

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Chiang K'ui (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 13°48′N 102°42′W / 13.8°N 102.7°W / 13.8; -102.7Coordinates: 13°48′N 102°42′W / 13.8°N 102.7°W / 13.8; -102.7
Diameter 35 km
Eponym [[]]

Chiang K'ui is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 35 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Chiang K'ui is named for the Chinese composer Jiang K'ui, who lived in the 1100s.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Chiang K'ui". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 30 June 2012.