Kenkō (crater)

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Coordinates21°30′S 16°06′W / 21.5°S 16.1°W / -21.5; -16.1Coordinates: 21°30′S 16°06′W / 21.5°S 16.1°W / -21.5; -16.1
Diameter99 km
EponymYoshida Kenkō

Kenkō is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 99 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1976. Kenko is named for the Japanese author Yoshida Kenkō, who lived from 1283 to 1352.[2]


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