Hassan (crater)

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Hassan
EN Hassan crater.jpg
Hassan (center) as seen
by the Cassini spacecraft on July 14, 2005
Location 31°19′S 188°28′W / 31.31°S 188.47°W / -31.31; -188.47[1]
Diameter 14.5 km[1]
Discoverer Cassini
Naming Hassan; merchant
For other uses, see Hassan (disambiguation).

Hassan is an impact crater on the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Hassan was first observed in Cassini images during that mission's March 2005 flyby of Enceladus. It is located at 31.3° South Latitude, 188.5° West Longitude, and is 14.5 kilometers across.[1] Numerous criss-crossing fractures cut across Hassan, breaking up the regolith on the crater floor.

Hassan is named after the main character from the tale "Hassan of Bassorah" from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hassan". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.