De Lalande (crater)
Radar image of de Lalande
|Eponym||Marie-Jeanne de Lalande|
De Lalande is a multiring impact crater on Venus. It has a diameter of 21.6 km and wall width of 5.6 km. The crater has an outer rim but no peak and is in close proximity to the volcano Gula Mons.
The de Lalande crater is named after the French astronomer Jérôme Lalande (1732-1807). A crate was named on the moon in his honor in 1935 and the asteroid 9136-Lalande was discovered on May 13, 1971.
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