Donne (crater)

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Donne
PlanetMercury
Coordinates2°48′N 13°48′W / 2.8°N 13.8°W / 2.8; -13.8Coordinates: 2°48′N 13°48′W / 2.8°N 13.8°W / 2.8; -13.8
Diameter86 km
EponymJohn Donne

Donne is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 86 kilometers,[1] its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1976. Donne is named for the English poet John Donne, who lived from 1572 to 1631.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3.
  2. ^ "Donne". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 30 June 2012.