Melville (crater)

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Melville (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 21°30′N 10°06′W / 21.5°N 10.1°W / 21.5; -10.1Coordinates: 21°30′N 10°06′W / 21.5°N 10.1°W / 21.5; -10.1
Diameter 154 km
Eponym Herman Melville

Melville is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 154 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Melville is named for the American novelist Herman Melville, who lived from 1819 to 1891.[2]

References[edit]

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