Kōshō (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 60°06′N 138°12′W / 60.1°N 138.2°W / 60.1; -138.2Coordinates: 60°06′N 138°12′W / 60.1°N 138.2°W / 60.1; -138.2
Diameter 65 km
Eponym Kōshō

Kōshō is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 65 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Kōshō is named for the Japanese sculptor Kōshō, who lived in the 13th century CE.[2]


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