Dickens (crater)

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Planet mercury
Coordinates 72°54′S 153°18′W / 72.9°S 153.3°W / -72.9; -153.3Coordinates: 72°54′S 153°18′W / 72.9°S 153.3°W / -72.9; -153.3
Diameter 78 km
Eponym Charles Dickens

Dickens is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 78 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Dickens is named for the English novelist Charles Dickens, who lived from 1812 to 1870.[2]


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