Nearch

Lat: 58.5°S, Long: 39.1°E, Diam: 75 km, Depth: 4.2 km, Rükl: 75, pre-Nectarian
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(IAU Directions) NEARCH.--A ring-plain, about 35 miles in diameter, on the S.E. of Hommel, forming part of the Vlacq group.

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Nearch

Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 4.2 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 2.9 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 1.88 km

Nomenclature

Nearchus of Crete (c. 360 - 300 BC) was a Greek explorer and one of the officers in the army of Alexander the Great. His celebrated voyage from India to Susa after Alexander's expedition in India is preserved in Arrian's account, the Indica.

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