P. Briault

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Paul Briault was a French astronomer.[1]

Between 1916 and 1918 he observed the surface features of Mercury and published his maps as one of the first available at the time.

A crater on Mars was named in his honor.[2]


  1. ^ Touchet, Em. (1915). "Societe Astronomique de France. Seance du Mercredi 16 Juin 1915". L'Astronomie. 29: 246–261. Bibcode:1915LAstr..29..246T. See pp. 251–252.
  2. ^ de Vaucouleurs, G.; et al. (September 1975). "The new Martian nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union". Icarus. 26 (1): 85−98. Bibcode:1975Icar...26...85D. doi:10.1016/0019-1035(75)90146-3.

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