Firdousi (crater)

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Firdousi
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 3°30′N 294°36′W / 3.5°N 294.6°W / 3.5; -294.6Coordinates: 3°30′N 294°36′W / 3.5°N 294.6°W / 3.5; -294.6
Diameter 98 km
Eponym Hakim Ferdowsi

Firdousi is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 98 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2010. Firdousi is named for the Iranian poet Hakim Ferdowsi, who lived from 940 to 1020.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Firdousi". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 2 July 2012.