Hugo (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 38°54′N 47°00′W / 38.9°N 47.0°W / 38.9; -47.0Coordinates: 38°54′N 47°00′W / 38.9°N 47.0°W / 38.9; -47.0
Diameter 198 km
Eponym Victor Hugo

Hugo is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 198 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Hugo is named for the French writer Victor Hugo, who lived from 1802 to 1885.[2]


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