Lysippus (crater)

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Lysippus (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 0°48′N 132°30′W / 0.8°N 132.5°W / 0.8; -132.5Coordinates: 0°48′N 132°30′W / 0.8°N 132.5°W / 0.8; -132.5
Diameter 140 km
Eponym Lysippos

Lysippus is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 140 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Lysippus is named for the Greek sculptor Lysippos, who lived in the 4th century BCE.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Lysippus". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 4 July 2012.