Bruegel (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 49°48′N 107°30′W / 49.8°N 107.5°W / 49.8; -107.5Coordinates: 49°48′N 107°30′W / 49.8°N 107.5°W / 49.8; -107.5
Diameter 72 km
Eponym Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Bruegel is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 72 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Bruegel is named for the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder, who lived from 1525 to 1569.[2]


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