Kuiper (Mercurian crater)
Kuiper photographed by MESSENGER
Kuiper is a moderate-size crater with a central peak cluster located at on Mercury. It is 60 km in diameter and was named after Gerard Kuiper in 1976. It is one of very few Mercurian craters which are named not after artists, and one of very few cases when the same name is used for 3 craters (there are also Kuiper craters on Mars and on the Moon).
Kuiper overlies the northern rim of the larger crater Murasaki.
- "Kuiper". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
- De Hon, R.A.; D.H. Scott & J.R. Underwood, Jr. (1981). "Geologic Map of the Kuiper (H-6) Quadrangle of Mercury". (Description)
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