Kurosawa (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 53°24′S 21°48′W / 53.4°S 21.8°W / -53.4; -21.8Coordinates: 53°24′S 21°48′W / 53.4°S 21.8°W / -53.4; -21.8
Diameter 159 km
Eponym Kinko Kurosawa

Kurosawa is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 159 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1976. Kurosawa is named for the Japanese composer Kinko Kurosawa, who lived in the 18th century CE.[2]


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