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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Thales
Clean Name Thales
Feature ID 5945
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude 62.24 °
Southmost Latitude 61.23 °
Eastmost Longitude 51.27 °
Westmost Longitude 49.26 °
Diameter 30.75 km
Center Latitude 61.74 °
Center Longitude 50.27 °
Northmost Latitude 62.23 °
Southmost Latitude 61.22 °
Eastmost Longitude 51.35 °
Westmost Longitude 49.21 °
Diameter 30.75 km
Center Latitude 61.73 °
Center Longitude 50.28 °
Northmost Latitude 61.80 °
Southmost Latitude 61.80 °
Eastmost Longitude 50.30 °
Westmost Longitude 50.30 °
Diameter 31.00 km
Center Latitude 61.80 °
Center Longitude 50.30 °
Quad LAC-14 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1935
Continent Europe
Ethnicity Greek
Origin Of Miletus; Greek mathematician, astronomer, philosopher (c. 636-546 B.C.).
Reference [89] - Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Charles Coulston Gillispie, editor in chief, vol. 9: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1981.
Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Thales A
Thales E
Thales F
Thales G
Thales H
Thales W

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