Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Compton on Moon

Compton

Feature Name Compton
Clean Name Compton
Feature ID 1278
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Control Network
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Continent North America
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
American
Quad LAC-16 [pdf]
Reference [68] - World Who's Who in Science, edited by Allen G. Debus: Western Publishing Company, Hannibal, Mo., 1968: New York, 1973.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1970
Origin Arthur Holly; American physicist, Nobel laureate (1892-1962); Karl Taylor; American physicist (1887-1954).
Last Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Compton E
Compton R
Compton W

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