Grieg (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 51°06′N 18°18′W / 51.1°N 18.3°W / 51.1; -18.3Coordinates: 51°06′N 18°18′W / 51.1°N 18.3°W / 51.1; -18.3
Diameter 65 km
Eponym Edvard Grieg

Grieg is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 65 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1985. Grieg is named for the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, who lived from 1843 to 1907.[2]


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