Brunelleschi (crater)

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Brunelleschi (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 9°06′S 22°12′W / 9.1°S 22.2°W / -9.1; -22.2Coordinates: 9°06′S 22°12′W / 9.1°S 22.2°W / -9.1; -22.2
Diameter 134 km
Eponym Filippo Brunelleschi

Brunelleschi is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 134 kilometres (83 mi).[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Brunelleschi is named for the Italian architect Filippo Brunelleschi, who lived from 1377 to 1446.[2]

References[edit]

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