Chopin (crater)

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Chopin (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 65°06′S 123°06′W / 65.1°S 123.1°W / -65.1; -123.1Coordinates: 65°06′S 123°06′W / 65.1°S 123.1°W / -65.1; -123.1
Diameter 129 km
Eponym Frédéric Chopin

Chopin is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 129 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Chopin is named for the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin (lived 1810–49).[2]

References[edit]

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