Mena (crater)

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Mena (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 0°12′S 124°24′W / 0.2°S 124.4°W / -0.2; -124.4Coordinates: 0°12′S 124°24′W / 0.2°S 124.4°W / -0.2; -124.4
Diameter 25 km
Eponym Juan de Mena

Mena is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 25 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Mena is named for the Spanish poet Juan de Mena, who lived from 1411 to 1456.[2]

References[edit]

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