Pan (crater)

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For the moon of Saturn, see Pan (moon).

Pan is the largest crater on Jupiter's moon Amalthea. It is 89±4 kilometers across and at least 8 kilometers deep; center coordinates are 30°N, 30°W.[1] It is named after Pan, the Greek god of shepherds and the countryside, son of Amalthea and Hermes in some legends.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, P. C.; Burns, J. A.; Rossier, L.; Simonelli, D.; Veverka, J.; Chapman, C. R.; Klaasen, K.; Johnson, T. V.; Belton, M. J. S.; Galileo Solid State Imaging Team (September 1998). "The Small Inner Satellites of Jupiter". Icarus. 135 (1): 360–371. Bibcode:1998Icar..135..360T. doi:10.1006/icar.1998.5976. 
  2. ^ USGS/IAU (October 1, 2006). "Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Pan on Amalthea". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology. Retrieved 2012-03-28.