Nizami (crater)

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Nizami (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 71°30′N 165°00′W / 71.5°N 165.0°W / 71.5; -165.0Coordinates: 71°30′N 165°00′W / 71.5°N 165.0°W / 71.5; -165.0
Diameter 76 km
Eponym Nizami Ganjavi

Nizami is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 76 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Nizami is named for the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi, who lived from 1141 to 1209.[2]

References[edit]

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