Mickiewicz (crater)

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Mickiewicz (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 23°36′N 103°06′W / 23.6°N 103.1°W / 23.6; -103.1Coordinates: 23°36′N 103°06′W / 23.6°N 103.1°W / 23.6; -103.1
Diameter 100 km
Eponym Adam Mickiewicz

Mickiewicz is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 100 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Mickiewicz is named for the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz, who lived from 1798 to 1855.[2]

References[edit]

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