Hals (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 54°48′S 115°00′W / 54.8°S 115.0°W / -54.8; -115.0Coordinates: 54°48′S 115°00′W / 54.8°S 115.0°W / -54.8; -115.0
Diameter 100 km
Eponym Frans Hals

Hals is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 100 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Hals is named for the Dutch painter Frans Hals, who lived from 1581 to 1666.[2]


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