Bello (crater)

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Bello (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 18°54′S 120°00′W / 18.9°S 120.0°W / -18.9; -120.0Coordinates: 18°54′S 120°00′W / 18.9°S 120.0°W / -18.9; -120.0
Diameter 129 km
Eponym Andrés Bello

Bello is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 129 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Bello is named for the Venezuelan poet Andrés Bello, who lived from 1781 to 1865.[2]

References[edit]

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