Jokai (crater)

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Jokai (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 72°24′N 135°18′W / 72.4°N 135.3°W / 72.4; -135.3Coordinates: 72°24′N 135°18′W / 72.4°N 135.3°W / 72.4; -135.3
Diameter 106 km
Eponym Mór Jókai

Jokai is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 106 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Jokai is named for the Hungarian novelist Mór Jókai, who lived from 1825 to 1904.[2]

References[edit]

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