Brahms (crater)

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Brahms (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 58°30′N 176°12′W / 58.5°N 176.2°W / 58.5; -176.2Coordinates: 58°30′N 176°12′W / 58.5°N 176.2°W / 58.5; -176.2
Diameter 96 km
Eponym Johannes Brahms

Brahms is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 96 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Brahms is named for the German composer Johannes Brahms, who lived from 1833 to 1897.[2]

References[edit]

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