Judah Ha-Levi (crater)

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Judah Ha-Levi (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 10°54′N 17°42′W / 10.9°N 17.7°W / 10.9; -17.7Coordinates: 10°54′N 17°42′W / 10.9°N 17.7°W / 10.9; -17.7
Diameter 80 km
Eponym Judah Halevi

Judah Ha-Levi is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 70 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Judah Ha-Levi is named for the Spanish-Jewish poet and philosopher Judah Ha-Levi, who lived from 1075 to 1141.[2]

References[edit]

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