Monet (crater)

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Monet (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 44°24′N 10°18′W / 44.4°N 10.3°W / 44.4; -10.3Coordinates: 44°24′N 10°18′W / 44.4°N 10.3°W / 44.4; -10.3
Diameter 303 km
Eponym Claude Monet

Monet is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 303 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Monet is named for the French artist Claude Monet, who lived from 1840 to 1926.[2]

References[edit]

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