Vivaldi (crater)

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Vivaldi
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Vivaldi is the large, shadow-filled, double ringed crater to the upper right
PlanetMercury
Coordinates14°30′N 86°00′W / 14.5°N 86°W / 14.5; -86Coordinates: 14°30′N 86°00′W / 14.5°N 86°W / 14.5; -86
Diameter210 km
EponymAntonio Vivaldi

Vivaldi is a crater at 14.5°N, 86°W on Mercury. It is 210 km in diameter and was named after Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. It has a prominent and nearly continuous inner ring whose diameter measures about half that of the outer ring. Unlike some of the lunar multiringed structures, no vestiges of additional rings are apparent around this crater. It is classified as c3 age.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, John S.; David H. Scott (1990). "Geologic Map Of The Beethoven (H-7) Quadrangle Of Mercury" (PDF).