Hawthorne (crater)

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Coordinates51°18′S 115°06′W / 51.3°S 115.1°W / -51.3; -115.1Coordinates: 51°18′S 115°06′W / 51.3°S 115.1°W / -51.3; -115.1
Diameter120 km
EponymNathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 120 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Hawthorne is named for the American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, who lived from 1804 to 1864.[2]


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