Yeats (crater)

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Yeats (crater)
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A black and white screenshot of an area on Mercury including Yeats, from Mariner 10 imagery.
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 9°12′N 34°36′W / 9.2°N 34.6°W / 9.2; -34.6Coordinates: 9°12′N 34°36′W / 9.2°N 34.6°W / 9.2; -34.6
Diameter 100 km
Eponym William Butler Yeats

Yeats is an impact crater on the planet Mercury, 100 kilometers in diameter. It is located at 9.2°N, 34.6°W, south of the crater Li Po and southwest of the crater Sinan. Its rim is circular and intact, except where an indentation is made by a craterlet on the north side. It is bordered by a smaller, unnamed crater to the northwest. On the otherwise featureless crater floor is a small, central mountain. The crater is named after William Butler Yeats, an Irish poet and dramatist. The name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGS Astro: Planetary Nomenclature: Feature Data Search Results". USGS Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature Feature Information. Retrieved October 26, 2007. 
  2. ^ NASA World Wind 1.4. NASA Ames Research Center, 2007.