Mansart (crater)

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Mansart (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 73°12′N 118°42′W / 73.2°N 118.7°W / 73.2; -118.7Coordinates: 73°12′N 118°42′W / 73.2°N 118.7°W / 73.2; -118.7
Diameter 95 km
Eponym Jules Hardouin-Mansart

Mansart is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 95 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Mansart is named for the French architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, who lived from 1646 to 1708.[2]

References[edit]

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