Dowland (crater)

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Dowland
PlanetMercury
Coordinates53°30′S 179°30′W / 53.5°S 179.5°W / -53.5; -179.5Coordinates: 53°30′S 179°30′W / 53.5°S 179.5°W / -53.5; -179.5
Diameter158 km
EponymJohn Dowland

Dowland is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 158 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979, and refers to the English composer John Dowland, who lived from 1562 to 1626.[2]

References[edit]

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