Burns (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 54°24′N 115°42′W / 54.4°N 115.7°W / 54.4; -115.7Coordinates: 54°24′N 115°42′W / 54.4°N 115.7°W / 54.4; -115.7
Diameter 45 km
Eponym Robert Burns

Burns is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 45 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Burns is named for the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who lived from 1759 to 1796.[2]


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