Copley (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 38°24′S 85°12′W / 38.4°S 85.2°W / -38.4; -85.2Coordinates: 38°24′S 85°12′W / 38.4°S 85.2°W / -38.4; -85.2
Diameter 30 km
Eponym John Singleton Copley

Copley is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 30 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1976. Copley is named for the American painter John Singleton Copley, who lived from 1738 to 1815.[2]


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