Handel (crater)

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Coordinates3°24′N 33°48′W / 3.4°N 33.8°W / 3.4; -33.8Coordinates: 3°24′N 33°48′W / 3.4°N 33.8°W / 3.4; -33.8
Diameter166 km
EponymGeorge Frideric Handel

Handel is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 166 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Handel is named for the British-German composer George Frideric Handel, who lived from 1685 to 1759.[2]


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