Donne (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 2°48′N 13°48′W / 2.8°N 13.8°W / 2.8; -13.8Coordinates: 2°48′N 13°48′W / 2.8°N 13.8°W / 2.8; -13.8
Diameter 88 km
Eponym John Donne

Donne is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 88 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Donne is named for the English poet John Donne, who lived from 1572 to 1631.[2]


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