Prokofiev (crater)

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Prokofiev crater (top center)
(false-color map showing maximum temperatures of north polar region)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 86°00′N 296°18′W / 86°N 296.3°W / 86; -296.3Coordinates: 86°00′N 296°18′W / 86°N 296.3°W / 86; -296.3
Diameter 112 km
Eponym Sergei Prokofiev[1]

Prokofiev is a crater on the north pole of the planet Mercury. Data from the MESSENGER spacecraft indicates that it contains water ice and organic compounds.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Ten Craters On Mercury Receive New Names". SpaceDaily. Retrieved November 29, 2010.