Ghiberti (crater)

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Ghiberti (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 48°24′S 80°12′W / 48.4°S 80.2°W / -48.4; -80.2Coordinates: 48°24′S 80°12′W / 48.4°S 80.2°W / -48.4; -80.2
Diameter 123 km
Eponym Lorenzo Ghiberti

Ghiberti is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 123 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Ghiberti is named for the Italian sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, who lived from 1378 to 1455.[2]

References[edit]

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