Mahler (crater)

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Mahler (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 20°00′S 18°42′W / 20.0°S 18.7°W / -20.0; -18.7Coordinates: 20°00′S 18°42′W / 20.0°S 18.7°W / -20.0; -18.7
Diameter 103 km
Eponym Gustav Mahler

Mahler is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 103 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Mahler is named for the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, who lived from 1860 to 1911.[2]

References[edit]

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