Thoreau (crater)

Thoreau
Thoreau crater EN0242378944M EN0242379014M.jpg
MESSENGER NAC mosaic
PlanetMercury
Coordinates5°56′N 132°38′W / 5.94°N 132.64°W / 5.94; -132.64Coordinates: 5°56′N 132°38′W / 5.94°N 132.64°W / 5.94; -132.64
QuadrangleBeethoven
Diameter72.0 km (44.7 mi)
EponymHenry David Thoreau

Thoreau is a crater on Mercury. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1985. The crater is named for American poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Thoreau". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. IAU/USGS/NASA. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
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