Petrarch (crater)

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PIA02445 Hilly and Lineated Terrain.jpg
Petrarch is the large crater to the lower left
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 30°00′S 26°30′W / 30°S 26.5°W / -30; -26.5Coordinates: 30°00′S 26°30′W / 30°S 26.5°W / -30; -26.5
Diameter 170 km
Eponym Petrarch

Petrarch is a crater on Mercury at latitude -30, longitude 26.5. It is ~170 km in diameter. This crater is located within the distorted terrain on the opposite side of the planet from the Caloris Basin. It is named after Petrarch, the medieval Italian poet.

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