Homer (crater)

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Homer (crater)
Dominici sidebyside2.jpg
Homer basin is marked with a white circle in the enhanced-color image. Nearby Titian crater is marked with an arrow.
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 1°00′S 36°30′W / 1°S 36.5°W / -1; -36.5Coordinates: 1°00′S 36°30′W / 1°S 36.5°W / -1; -36.5
Diameter 320 km
Eponym Homer

Homer is a crater on Mercury.

Deposits of material in and around this crater suggest the possibility of explosive volcanic eruptions at some point in the planet's history.[1]

The naming of a Moon crater Homer at 24.3S, 133.6E was not approved by the IAU.[2]

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