Camoes (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 70°36′S 69°36′W / 70.6°S 69.6°W / -70.6; -69.6Coordinates: 70°36′S 69°36′W / 70.6°S 69.6°W / -70.6; -69.6
Diameter 70 km
Eponym Luís de Camões

Camoes is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 70 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Camoes is named for the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões, who lived from 1524 to 1580.[2]


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