Leopardi (crater)

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Leopardi (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 73°00′S 180°06′W / 73.0°S 180.1°W / -73.0; -180.1Coordinates: 73°00′S 180°06′W / 73.0°S 180.1°W / -73.0; -180.1
Diameter 72 km
Eponym Giacomo Leopardi

Leopardi is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 72 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Leopardi is named for the Italian writer Giacomo Leopardi, who lived from 1798 to 1837.[2]

References[edit]

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