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


Feature Name Philolaus
Clean Name Philolaus
Feature ID 4691
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Control Network
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Continent Europe
Group or Country
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Reference [66] - Named Lunar Formations, by Mary A. Blagg and K. M├╝ller: Percy Lund, Humphries and Co. Ltd., London, 1935.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1935
Origin Of Croton; Greek mathematician, astronomer, philosopher (unkn-fl. 400 B.C.).
Last Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Philolaus C
Philolaus D
Philolaus E
Philolaus F
Philolaus G
Philolaus U
Philolaus W
Philolaus B

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