Martial (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 69°06′N 177°06′W / 69.1°N 177.1°W / 69.1; -177.1Coordinates: 69°06′N 177°06′W / 69.1°N 177.1°W / 69.1; -177.1
Diameter 51 km
Eponym Martial

Martial is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 51 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Martial is named for the ancient Roman poet Martial, who lived from 40 to 103.[2]


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