Dvorak (crater)

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Dvorak (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 9°36′S 11°54′W / 9.6°S 11.9°W / -9.6; -11.9Coordinates: 9°36′S 11°54′W / 9.6°S 11.9°W / -9.6; -11.9
Diameter 82 km
Eponym Antonín Dvořák

Dvorak is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 82 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Dvorak is named for the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, who lived from 1841 to 1904.[2]

References[edit]

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