8 Chinese names approved for features on Moon

2021-06-01 Editor : Luo Pan ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved eight Chinese names for lunar features on the Moon in the vicinity of the Chang'e-5 landing site.

So far, there are 35 features with Chinese names on the Moon.

The eight new names are as follows:

Statio Tianchuan: A boat sailing in the galaxy;

Mons Hua: named after Mount Hua, one of China's Five Great Mountains;

Mons Heng: named after Mount Heng, one of China's Five Great Mountains;

Pei Xiu: a Chinese geographer during Western Jin Dynasty (265-316)

Shen Ku: a Chinese astronomer and mathematician in the Song Dynasty (960-1279);

Liu Hui: a mathematician in who lived in the state of Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms period (220–280) of China;

Song Yingxing: The late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) scientist and the writer of Tiangong Kaiwu famed as "China's 17th Century Craft Encyclopedia";

Xu Guangqi: an agronomist, astronomer and mathematician in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)


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