Desprez (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 80°48′N 90°42′W / 80.8°N 90.7°W / 80.8; -90.7Coordinates: 80°48′N 90°42′W / 80.8°N 90.7°W / 80.8; -90.7
Diameter 50 km
Eponym Josquin des Prez

Desprez is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 50 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Desprez is named for the French composer Josquin des Prez, who lived from 1440 to 1521.[2]


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