Kalidasa (crater)

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Kalidasa (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 18°06′S 179°12′W / 18.1°S 179.2°W / -18.1; -179.2Coordinates: 18°06′S 179°12′W / 18.1°S 179.2°W / -18.1; -179.2
Diameter 107 km
Eponym Kālidāsa

Kalidasa is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 107 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Kalidasa is named for the Indian writer Kālidāsa, who lived in the 5th century CE.[2]

References[edit]

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