Lat: 41.5°S, Long: 50.9°E, Diam: 71 km, Depth: 2 km, Rükl: 68
- Data from Kurt Fisher crater depths
- Westfall, 2000: 2 km
- Cherrington, 1969: 4.29 km
Greenish coloration at crater Young?
"A number of observers have claimed in the past that the inner slopes of the formation Young have a greenish, almost translucent cast or sheen when seen at the evening terminator" (Harold Hill, pages 234, 235, 236; see also: Vallis Rheita) - DannyCaes Mar 24, 2009
- Named for Thomas Young (June 13, 1773-May 10, 1829), an English polymath, contributing to optics, physiology, and Egyptology, among other fields. In physics, Young is perhaps best known for his double-slit experiment, did much to establish the wave theory of light, and as the discoverer of the interference of light.
- Young was Catalog Number 4446 in Mary Blagg's Collated List, where the present name is attributed to Julius Schmidt. The feature had been called Rheita g in Neison, 1876, and was unnamed in Beer and Mädler. Young entered the IAU nomenclature in Named Lunar Formations (1935).
Appearances of the name Young in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)
- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
- Page 4: The Corona (the author; a certain C. A. Young, The Sun, 1896).
- Page 114: The Radial Markings of Venus and their Modern Resurrection (James C. Bartlett, Strolling Astronomer, 1955). Just Young.
- Page 131: Super-Rotating Atmosphere of Venus (Harry E. Hunt, Nature, 1977). Just Young.
- Page 135: Venus Breathes in Steady Fashion (New Scientist, 1973). A certain J. W. Young.
And... also a certain R. K. Young (of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, B. C.) :
- Page 672: Einstein Displacement on the Plates Taken by the Canadian Party at the Australian Eclipse (C.A.Chant, Science, 1923).