Carducci (crater)

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Carducci (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 36°36′S 89°54′W / 36.6°S 89.9°W / -36.6; -89.9Coordinates: 36°36′S 89°54′W / 36.6°S 89.9°W / -36.6; -89.9
Diameter 117 km
Eponym Giosue Carducci

Carducci is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 117 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Carducci is named for the Italian poet Giosue Carducci, who lived from 1835 to 1907.[2]

References[edit]

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