Firdousi (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 3°30′N 294°36′W / 3.5°N 294.6°W / 3.5; -294.6Coordinates: 3°30′N 294°36′W / 3.5°N 294.6°W / 3.5; -294.6
Diameter 98 km
Eponym Hakim Ferdowsi

Firdousi is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 98 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 2010. Firdousi is named for the Iranian poet Hakim Ferdowsi, who lived from 940 to 1020.[1]


  1. ^ "Firdousi". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 2 July 2012.