Mofolo (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 37°42′S 28°12′W / 37.7°S 28.2°W / -37.7; -28.2Coordinates: 37°42′S 28°12′W / 37.7°S 28.2°W / -37.7; -28.2
Diameter 114 km
Eponym Thomas Mofolo

Mofolo is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 114 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Mofolo is named for the Basotho writer Thomas Mofolo, who lived from 1876 or 1877 to 1948.[2]


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