Ailey (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 45°30′N 182°06′W / 45.5°N 182.1°W / 45.5; -182.1Coordinates: 45°30′N 182°06′W / 45.5°N 182.1°W / 45.5; -182.1
Diameter 21 km
Eponym Alvin Ailey

Ailey is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 21 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in on April 24, 2012. Ailey is named for the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey, who lived from 1931 to 1989 C.E.[1]


  1. ^ "Ailey". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 27 June 2012.