Aladdin is a crater in the northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Aladdin was first discovered in Voyager 2 images. It is located at 60.7° North Latitude, 26.7° West Longitude and is 37.4 kilometers across.[1] It is located near the craters Ali Baba and Samad.[2] Aladdin has a large dome in its interior, suggesting the crater has undergone some viscous relaxation.

Aladdin crater, Enceladus.jpg
Aladdin crater (center)
Location60°41′N 26°40′W / 60.69°N 26.66°W / 60.69; -26.66[1]
Diameter37.4 km[1]
DiscovererVoyager 2
NamingHero from Arabian Nights who finds a magic lamp

Aladdin is named after a famous hero from Arabian Nights who finds a magic lamp.


  1. ^ a b c "Enceladus: Aladdin". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology. Retrieved 2012-02-04.
  2. ^ "Ali Baba (Se-2)". PIA12783: The Enceladus Atlas. NASA / Cassini Imaging Team. Retrieved 2012-02-04.