Mistral (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 4°30′N 54°00′W / 4.5°N 54.0°W / 4.5; -54.0Coordinates: 4°30′N 54°00′W / 4.5°N 54.0°W / 4.5; -54.0
Diameter 110 km
Eponym Gabriela Mistral

Mistral is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 110 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1976. Mistral is named for the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, who lived from 1889 to 1957.[2]


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