Dario (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 26°30′S 10°00′W / 26.5°S 10.0°W / -26.5; -10.0Coordinates: 26°30′S 10°00′W / 26.5°S 10.0°W / -26.5; -10.0
Diameter 151 km
Eponym Rubén Darío

Dario is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 151 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Dario is named for the Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, who lived from 1867 to 1916.[2]


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