Futabatei (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 16°12′S 83°00′W / 16.2°S 83.0°W / -16.2; -83.0Coordinates: 16°12′S 83°00′W / 16.2°S 83.0°W / -16.2; -83.0
Diameter 57 km
Eponym Futabatei Shimei

Futabatei is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 57 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Futabatei is named for the Japanese novelist Futabatei Shimei, who lived from 1864 to 1909.[2]


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