Belinskij (crater)

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Belinskij (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 76°00′S 103°24′W / 76.0°S 103.4°W / -76.0; -103.4Coordinates: 76°00′S 103°24′W / 76.0°S 103.4°W / -76.0; -103.4
Diameter 70 km
Eponym Vissarion Belinsky

Belinskij (sometimes Belinskii) is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 70 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Balzac is named for the Russian journalist and critic Vissarion Grigoryevich Belinsky, who lived from 1811 to 1848.[2]

References[edit]

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