Han Kan (crater)

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Han Kan
Coordinates71°36′S 143°48′W / 71.6°S 143.8°W / -71.6; -143.8Coordinates: 71°36′S 143°48′W / 71.6°S 143.8°W / -71.6; -143.8
Diameter50 km
EponymHan Gan

Han Kan is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 50 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1985. Han Kan is named for the Chinese painter Han Gan, who lived from 720 to 780.[2]


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