Cervantes (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 74°36′S 122°00′W / 74.6°S 122.0°W / -74.6; -122.0Coordinates: 74°36′S 122°00′W / 74.6°S 122.0°W / -74.6; -122.0
Diameter 181 km
Eponym Miguel de Cervantes

Cervantes is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 181 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Cervantes is named for the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, who lived from 1547 to 1616.[2]


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