How Thakur got its name.
I read with interest the article "Other side of Mercury"
(SN: 11/8/08, p. 8). In the article Ron Cowen Ron Cowen is a writer and producer. Filmography
As a writer
mentions a crater named
Thakur. This is a Bengali word, and I would appreciate if you can tell
me some details about how this crater came to be named.
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Madan Mukhopadhyay, Bakersfield, Calif.
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. planetary scientist Sean Solomon of the Carnegie
Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., the name Thakur was chosen
in the 1970s after images of Mercury were taken by the Mariner 10 craft.
Mark Robinson Mark Robinson may refer to:
of Arizona State University Arizona State University, at Tempe; coeducational; opened 1886 as a normal school, became 1925 Tempe State Teachers College, renamed 1945 Arizona State College at Tempe. Its present name was adopted in 1958. in Tempe provides more
details: Craters are named for deceased artists, musicians, painters and
authors who have made outstanding or fundamental contributions to their
fields and have been recognized as historically significant figures for
more than 50 years. According to the website planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov,
this crater is named for a Bengalese poet, novelist and Nobel
- Mark Robinson (Royal Navy) (1722–1799), officer of the Royal Navy
- Mark Robinson (Northern Ireland politician) (born 1959), Democratic Unionist Party member of the Northern Ireland Assembly 1998–2007