Coleridge (crater)

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Coleridge
PlanetMercury
Coordinates55°54′S 66°42′W / 55.9°S 66.7°W / -55.9; -66.7Coordinates: 55°54′S 66°42′W / 55.9°S 66.7°W / -55.9; -66.7
Diameter112 km
EponymSamuel Taylor Coleridge

Coleridge is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 112 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1976. Coleridge is named for the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who lived from 1772 to 1834.[2]

References[edit]

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