Hesiod (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 58°30′S 35°00′W / 58.5°S 35.0°W / -58.5; -35.0Coordinates: 58°30′S 35°00′W / 58.5°S 35.0°W / -58.5; -35.0
Diameter 107 km
Eponym Hesiod

Hesiod is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 107 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Hesiod is named for the Ancient Greek poet Hesiod, who lived around 800 BCE.[2]


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