Bjornson (crater)

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Bjornson (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 73°06′N 109°12′W / 73.1°N 109.2°W / 73.1; -109.2Coordinates: 73°06′N 109°12′W / 73.1°N 109.2°W / 73.1; -109.2
Diameter 88 km
Eponym Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Bjornson is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 88 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Bjornson is named for the Norwegian playwright and poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, who lived from 1832 to 1910.[2]

References[edit]

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