Holberg (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 67°00′S 61°06′W / 67.0°S 61.1°W / -67.0; -61.1Coordinates: 67°00′S 61°06′W / 67.0°S 61.1°W / -67.0; -61.1
Diameter 61 km
Eponym Ludvig Holberg

Holberg is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 61 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Holberg is named for the Danish writer Ludvig Holberg, who lived from 1684 to 1754.[2]


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