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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Rubin
Clean Name Rubin
Feature ID 16273
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


LOLA 2011
Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude -82.75 °
Southmost Latitude -82.89 °
Eastmost Longitude 78.19 °
Westmost Longitude 77.10 °
Diameter 4.00 km
Center Latitude -82.82 °
Center Longitude 77.65 °
Quad LAC-144 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Mar 19, 2024
Continent North America
Culture United States
Origin Vera; American astronomer (1928-2016).
Reference [783] - National Science Foundation Medal of Honor Awardee, Vera Rubin:
Updated Mar 20, 2024 5:15 PM
Additional Information Additional reference: Vera Rubin: A Life, by Jacqueline Mitton, Simon Mitton, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2021.

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