Kipling (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 19°24′S 288°00′W / 19.4°S 288.0°W / -19.4; -288.0Coordinates: 19°24′S 288°00′W / 19.4°S 288.0°W / -19.4; -288.0
Diameter 164 km
Eponym Rudyard Kipling

Kipling is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 164 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 2010. Kipling is named for the British author Rudyard Kipling, who lived from 1865 to 1936.[1]


  1. ^ "Kipling". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 3 July 2012.