Dantu (crater)

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Dantu
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Dantu crater.
Location Ceres
Coordinates 24°13′N 137°26′E / 24.21°N 137.43°E / 24.21; 137.43Coordinates: 24°13′N 137°26′E / 24.21°N 137.43°E / 24.21; 137.43[1]
Diameter 124.62 kilometres (77.44 mi)
Naming After the first god of planting

Dantu /ˈdænt/ is a large crater on Ceres. It is rimmed by a number of minor faculae (Bright Spot 2).

The crater is named after Dantu, the timekeeper and first god of planting (millet) of the Gã people of Accra, Ghana.[2]

References

  1. ^ Staff (6 July 2015). "Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Dantu on Ceres". USGS. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  2. ^ Marion Kilson (2013) Dancing with the Gods: Essays in Ga Ritual
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