Dowland (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 53°30′S 179°30′W / 53.5°S 179.5°W / -53.5; -179.5Coordinates: 53°30′S 179°30′W / 53.5°S 179.5°W / -53.5; -179.5
Diameter 100 km
Eponym John Dowland

Dowland is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 100 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Dowland is named for the English composer John Dowland, who lived from 1562 to 1626.[2]


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