Gogol (crater)

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Gogol (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 28°06′S 146°24′W / 28.1°S 146.4°W / -28.1; -146.4Coordinates: 28°06′S 146°24′W / 28.1°S 146.4°W / -28.1; -146.4
Diameter 87 km
Eponym Nikolai Gogol

Gogol is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 87 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Gogol is named for the Russian playwright Nikolai Gogol, who lived from 1809 to 1852.[2]

References[edit]

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