Mena (Mercurian crater)
|Eponym||Juan de Mena|
Mena is a ray crater in the Beethoven quadrangle on Mercury. It has a diameter of 25 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Mena is named for the Spanish poet Juan de Mena, who lived from 1411 to 1456.
Its ray systems protrudes as far west as the vicinity of Lysippus. West of Mena is a larger unnamed crater whose ray system protrudes into that crater. North is the much larger Vieira da SIlva crater.
- "The Bright Rays of Mena". MESSENGER Picture of the Day. 12 November 2011. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
- Wood, Chuck (December 29, 2011). "Weird Mena". Lunar Photo of the Day.
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