Flaubert (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 13°42′S 72°12′W / 13.7°S 72.2°W / -13.7; -72.2Coordinates: 13°42′S 72°12′W / 13.7°S 72.2°W / -13.7; -72.2
Diameter 95 km
Eponym Gustave Flaubert

Flaubert is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 95 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Flaubert is named for the French novelist Gustave Flaubert, who lived from 1821 to 1880.[2]


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