Dostoevskij (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 45°06′S 176°24′W / 45.1°S 176.4°W / -45.1; -176.4Coordinates: 45°06′S 176°24′W / 45.1°S 176.4°W / -45.1; -176.4
Diameter 411 km
Eponym Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoevskij (sometimes Dostoevskii) is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 411 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Dostoevskij is named for the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who lived from 1821 to 1881.[2]


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