Khansa (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 59°42′S 51°54′W / 59.7°S 51.9°W / -59.7; -51.9Coordinates: 59°42′S 51°54′W / 59.7°S 51.9°W / -59.7; -51.9
Diameter 111 km
Eponym al-Khansa

Khansa is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 111 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Khansa is named for the Arab poet al-Khansa, who lived in the 6th century CE.[2]


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