Mansur (crater)

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Mansur (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 47°48′N 162°36′W / 47.8°N 162.6°W / 47.8; -162.6Coordinates: 47°48′N 162°36′W / 47.8°N 162.6°W / 47.8; -162.6
Diameter 100 km
Eponym Ustad Mansur

Mansur is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 100 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Mansur is named for the Indian artist Ustad Mansur, who lived in the 17th century CE.[2]

References[edit]

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