Barma (crater)

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Barma (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 41°18′S 162°48′W / 41.3°S 162.8°W / -41.3; -162.8Coordinates: 41°18′S 162°48′W / 41.3°S 162.8°W / -41.3; -162.8
Diameter 128 km
Eponym Barma

Barma is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 128 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1982. Balzac is named for the Russian architect Barma, who lived in the 16th century.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Barma". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 30 June 2012.