Janáček (crater)

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Janáček (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 56°00′N 153°48′W / 56.0°N 153.8°W / 56.0; -153.8Coordinates: 56°00′N 153°48′W / 56.0°N 153.8°W / 56.0; -153.8
Diameter 47 km
Eponym Leoš Janáček

Janáček is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 47 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Janáček is named for the Czech composer Leoš Janáček, who lived from 1854 to 1928.[2]

References[edit]

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