Neumann (crater)

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Neumann (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 37°18′S 34°30′W / 37.3°S 34.5°W / -37.3; -34.5Coordinates: 37°18′S 34°30′W / 37.3°S 34.5°W / -37.3; -34.5
Diameter 120 km
Eponym Johann Balthasar Neumann

Neumann is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 120 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Neumann is named for the German architect Johann Balthasar Neumann, who lived from 1687 to 1753.[2]

References[edit]

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