Handel (crater)

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Handel (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 3°24′N 33°48′W / 3.4°N 33.8°W / 3.4; -33.8Coordinates: 3°24′N 33°48′W / 3.4°N 33.8°W / 3.4; -33.8
Diameter 166 km
Eponym George Frideric Handel

Handel is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 166 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Handel is named for the British-German composer George Frideric Handel, who lived from 1685 to 1759.[2]

References[edit]

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