Aksakov (crater)

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Aksakov (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 34°48′N 100°06′W / 34.8°N 100.1°W / 34.8; -100.1Coordinates: 34°48′N 100°06′W / 34.8°N 100.1°W / 34.8; -100.1
Diameter 174 km
Eponym Sergey Aksakov

Aksakov is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 174 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union on April 24, 2012. Aksakov is named for the Russian author Sergey Aksakov, who lived from 1791-1859 C.E.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aksakov". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 27 June 2012.