Li Po (crater)

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Li Po (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 16°54′N 35°00′W / 16.9°N 35.0°W / 16.9; -35.0Coordinates: 16°54′N 35°00′W / 16.9°N 35.0°W / 16.9; -35.0
Diameter 120 km
Eponym Li Bai

Li Po is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 120 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Li Po is named for the Chinese poet Li Bai, who lived from 701 to 762.[2]

References[edit]

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