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!!!


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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