Goya (crater)

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Goya (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 7°12′S 152°00′W / 7.2°S 152.0°W / -7.2; -152.0Coordinates: 7°12′S 152°00′W / 7.2°S 152.0°W / -7.2; -152.0
Diameter 135 km
Eponym Francisco Goya

Goya is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 135 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Goya is named for the Spanish artist Francisco Goya, who lived from 1746 to 1828.[2]

References[edit]

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