Horace (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 68°54′S 52°00′W / 68.9°S 52.0°W / -68.9; -52.0Coordinates: 68°54′S 52°00′W / 68.9°S 52.0°W / -68.9; -52.0
Diameter 58 km
Eponym Horace

Horace is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 58 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Horace is named for the Ancient Roman poet Horace, who lived from 65 BCE to 8 BCE.[2]


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