Gluck (crater)

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Gluck (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 37°18′N 18°06′W / 37.3°N 18.1°W / 37.3; -18.1Coordinates: 37°18′N 18°06′W / 37.3°N 18.1°W / 37.3; -18.1
Diameter 105 km
Eponym Christoph Willibald Gluck

Gluck is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 105 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Gluck is named for the Austrian composer Christoph Willibald Gluck, who lived from 1714 to 1787.[2]

References[edit]

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