Fet (crater)

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Fet (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 4°54′S 179°54′W / 4.9°S 179.9°W / -4.9; -179.9Coordinates: 4°54′S 179°54′W / 4.9°S 179.9°W / -4.9; -179.9
Diameter 24 km
Eponym Afanasy Fet

Fet is a crater on Mercury that is named for the Russian poet Afanasy Fet, who lived from 1820 to 1892. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985.[1] The diameter of the crater is 24 kilometers.[2]

References[edit]

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