Grieg (crater)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Grieg (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 51°06′N 18°18′W / 51.1°N 18.3°W / 51.1; -18.3Coordinates: 51°06′N 18°18′W / 51.1°N 18.3°W / 51.1; -18.3
Diameter 65 km
Eponym Edvard Grieg

Grieg is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 65 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Grieg is named for the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, who lived from 1843 to 1907.[2]

References[edit]

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