Mussorgskij (crater)

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Mussorgskij (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 32°48′N 96°30′W / 32.8°N 96.5°W / 32.8; -96.5Coordinates: 32°48′N 96°30′W / 32.8°N 96.5°W / 32.8; -96.5
Diameter 125 km
Eponym Modest Mussorgsky

Mussorgskij is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 125 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Mussorgskij is named for the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, who lived from 1839 to 1881.[2]

References[edit]

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