Kuiper (crater on Mercury)
|Kuiper (crater on Mercury)|
Kuiper photographed by MESSENGER
Kuiper is a moderate-size crater with a central peak cluster located at 11 S, 31.5 W on Mercury. It is 60 km in diameter and was named after Gerard Kuiper. Kuiper crater has the highest recorded albedo of any region on the planet's surface, suggesting that it is one of the youngest craters.
Kuiper overlies the northern rim of the larger crater Murasaki.
- De Hon, R.A.; D.H. Scott, and J.R. Underwood, Jr. (1981). "Geologic Map of the Kuiper (H-6) Quadrangle of Mercury" (PDF).
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