Liang K'ai (crater)

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Liang K'ai (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 40°18′S 182°48′W / 40.3°S 182.8°W / -40.3; -182.8Coordinates: 40°18′S 182°48′W / 40.3°S 182.8°W / -40.3; -182.8
Diameter 140 km
Eponym Liang Kai

Liang K'ai is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 140 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Liang K'ai is named for the Chinese artist Liang Kai, who lived from 1140 to 1210.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Liang K'ai". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 4 July 2012.