Melville (crater)

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Coordinates21°30′N 10°06′W / 21.5°N 10.1°W / 21.5; -10.1Coordinates: 21°30′N 10°06′W / 21.5°N 10.1°W / 21.5; -10.1
Diameter154 km
EponymHerman Melville

Melville is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 154 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1976. Melville is named for the American novelist Herman Melville, who lived from 1819 to 1891.[2]


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