Brontë (crater)

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Brontë
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 38°42′N 125°54′W / 38.7°N 125.9°W / 38.7; -125.9Coordinates: 38°42′N 125°54′W / 38.7°N 125.9°W / 38.7; -125.9
Diameter 60 km
Eponym Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë, Branwell Brontë

Brontë is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 60 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Bronte is named for English writers Charlotte Brontë, who lived from 1816 to 1855, Emily Brontë, who lived from 1818 to 1848, and Anne Brontë, who lived from 1820 to 1849, and English writer and artist Branwell Brontë, who lived from 1817 to 1848.[2]

References[edit]

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