An enormous cliff wall on the planet Mercury has been given a Dutch name, Nos news reports on Tuesday.
The US space agency Nasa has named the cliff after the Dutch East India Company (VOC) ship Duyfken, the first European ship to reach Australia in 1606.
The Duyfken Rupes (Latin for cliff) is 500 kilometre long and lies in the southern hemisphere of Mercury.
It is not the first time Dutch names have been given to space objects. The moon has the Uco van Wijk crater, named after a Dutch astronomer, and on Mars there are craters named Amsterdam, Edam and Urk.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.