Machaut (crater)

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Machaut (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 1°54′S 82°06′W / 1.9°S 82.1°W / -1.9; -82.1Coordinates: 1°54′S 82°06′W / 1.9°S 82.1°W / -1.9; -82.1
Diameter 106 km
Eponym Guillaume de Machaut

Machaut is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 106 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Machaut is named for the French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut, who lived from 1300 to 1377.[2]

References[edit]

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