Nampeyo (crater)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nampeyo (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 40°36′S 50°06′W / 40.6°S 50.1°W / -40.6; -50.1Coordinates: 40°36′S 50°06′W / 40.6°S 50.1°W / -40.6; -50.1
Diameter 52 km
Eponym Nampeyo

Nampeyo is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 52 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Nampeyo is named for the Hopi ceramics artist Nampeyo, who lived from 1860 to 1942.[2]

References[edit]

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