Chu Ta (crater)

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Chu Ta
Coordinates2°12′N 105°06′W / 2.2°N 105.1°W / 2.2; -105.1Coordinates: 2°12′N 105°06′W / 2.2°N 105.1°W / 2.2; -105.1
Diameter100 km
EponymZhu Da

Chu Ta is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 100 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Chu Ta is named for the Chinese painter Zhu Da, who lived from 1625 to 1705.[2]


  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3.
  2. ^ "Chu Ta". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 30 June 2012.