Bramante (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 47°30′S 61°48′W / 47.5°S 61.8°W / -47.5; -61.8Coordinates: 47°30′S 61°48′W / 47.5°S 61.8°W / -47.5; -61.8
Diameter 159 km
Eponym Donato Bramante

Bramante is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 159 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Bramante is named for the Italian architect Donato Bramante, who lived from 1444 to 1514.[2]


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