Bartók (crater)

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Bartók
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 29°36′S 134°36′W / 29.6°S 134.6°W / -29.6; -134.6Coordinates: 29°36′S 134°36′W / 29.6°S 134.6°W / -29.6; -134.6
Diameter 112 km
Eponym Béla Bartók

Bartók is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 112 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Bartok is named for the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, who lived from 1881 to 1945.[2]

References[edit]

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