Gauguin (crater)

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Gauguin (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 66°18′N 96°18′W / 66.3°N 96.3°W / 66.3; -96.3Coordinates: 66°18′N 96°18′W / 66.3°N 96.3°W / 66.3; -96.3
Diameter 72 km
Eponym Paul Gauguin

Gauguin is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 72 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Gauguin is named for the French painter Paul Gauguin, who lived from 1848 to 1903.[2]

References[edit]

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