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PostSubject: The Moon   Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:40 am

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved new names for three craters in the lunar polar regions: Braude, named after an Ukranian radio astronomer, is a 10.5-km diameter crater at location latitude -81.83°, longitude 157.8°, in the southern polar region; Hinshelwood, named after Nobel Prize winner Sir Cyril Hinshelwood, is a 14.2-km diameter crater at location latitude 89.36°, longitude -46.37°, in the northern polar region; and Whipple, named after astronomer Fred Whipple; is a 15.7-km diameter crater at location latitude 89.12°, longitude 118.24°, in the northern polar region.
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