Lu Hsun (crater)

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Lu Hsun
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 0°00′N 23°24′W / 0.0°N 23.4°W / 0.0; -23.4Coordinates: 0°00′N 23°24′W / 0.0°N 23.4°W / 0.0; -23.4
Diameter 98 km
Eponym Lu Xun

Lu Hsun is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 98 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Lu Hsun is named for the Chinese writer Lu Xun, who lived from 1881 to 1936.[2]


  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Lu Hsun". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 4 July 2012.