Myron (crater)

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Myron (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 70°54′N 79°18′W / 70.9°N 79.3°W / 70.9; -79.3Coordinates: 70°54′N 79°18′W / 70.9°N 79.3°W / 70.9; -79.3
Diameter 31 km
Eponym Myron

Myron is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 31 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Myron is named for the ancient Greek sculptor Myron, who lived from 480 to 440 BCE.[2]

References[edit]

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