Milton (crater)

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Milton (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 25°12′S 174°48′W / 25.2°S 174.8°W / -25.2; -174.8Coordinates: 25°12′S 174°48′W / 25.2°S 174.8°W / -25.2; -174.8
Diameter 186 km
Eponym John Milton

Milton is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 186 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Milton is named for the English poet John Milton, who lived from 1608 to 1674.[2]

References[edit]

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