Boccaccio (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 80°42′S 29°48′W / 80.7°S 29.8°W / -80.7; -29.8Coordinates: 80°42′S 29°48′W / 80.7°S 29.8°W / -80.7; -29.8
Diameter 142 km
Eponym Giovanni Boccaccio

Boccaccio is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 142 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Boccaccio is named for the Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, who lived from 1313 to 1375.[2]


  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Boccaccio". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 30 June 2012.