Zadeni (crater)

Summary

Zadeni
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Zadeni crater (North is on the mid and top right)
LocationCeres
Coordinates70°24′S 38°18′E / 70.4°S 38.3°E / -70.4; 38.3Coordinates: 70°24′S 38°18′E / 70.4°S 38.3°E / -70.4; 38.3[1]
Diameter129.3 kilometres (80.3 mi)
EponymZadeni

Zadeni is a large crater in the southern hemisphere of the dwarf planet Ceres, located at 70.36° S, 38.34° E. It has a diameter of 129.3 kilometres (80.3 mi). The crater is named after Zaden, or Zadeni, the Kartli (Georgian) god of fruitfulness.[1] The International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN) assigned the name after the crater's discovery during the Dawn mission.

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References

  1. ^ a b "Zadeni (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program., accessed 20 February 2019