Callicrates (crater)

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Callicrates (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 66°18′S 32°36′W / 66.3°S 32.6°W / -66.3; -32.6Coordinates: 66°18′S 32°36′W / 66.3°S 32.6°W / -66.3; -32.6
Diameter 70 km
Eponym Callicrates

Callicrates is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 70 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Callicrates is named for the Greek architect Callicrates, who lived in the 400s BCE.[2]

References[edit]

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