Neruda (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 52°36′S 234°12′W / 52.6°S 234.2°W / -52.6; -234.2Coordinates: 52°36′S 234°12′W / 52.6°S 234.2°W / -52.6; -234.2
Diameter 112 km
Eponym Pablo Neruda

Neruda is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 112 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2008. Neruda is named for the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who lived from 1904 to 1973.[2]


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