Giotto (crater)

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Coordinates12°00′N 55°48′W / 12.0°N 55.8°W / 12.0; -55.8Coordinates: 12°00′N 55°48′W / 12.0°N 55.8°W / 12.0; -55.8
Diameter144 km
EponymGiotto di Bondone

Giotto is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 144 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1976. Giotto is named for the Italian painter Giotto di Bondone, who lived from 1271 to 1377.[2]


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