CHESTERTON GETS A PLACE IN THE COSMOS!!!

Just learned this from “Wikipedia”— a crater on the planet Mercury has been named for our guy!!!  Here is link to a page with NASA’s logo on it and it was just approved on Monday the 17th!!!  http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/15033?__fsk=-188654396

Chesterton

Feature Name                                                  Chesterton
Clean Name Chesterton
Feature ID 15033
Target Mercury
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System                                                 Planetographic, +West, 0 – 360
Control Network                                 Preliminary MESSENGER
Northernmost Latitude                                                       88.8 °
Southernmost Latitude 87.93 °
Easternmost Longitude 118.87 °
Westernmost Longitude                                                       149.98 °
Diameter 37.23 km
Center Latitude 88.38 °
Center Longitude 134.49 °
kml download Chesterton.kml
Continent Europe
Ethnic/Cultural Group or Country England
Quad H-01 [pdf]
Reference                                                 [75] – Webster’s Biographical Dictionary; G. & C. Merriam Company, Springfield, Mass., 1974 (and other editions).
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date                                                             Sep 17, 2012
Origin Gilbert Keith; English author (1874-1936).
Last Updated Sep 17, 2012 8:13:11 AM

 

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