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Astronomy

Astronomy

Mercury Craters Named for Warhol, Magritte

The Warhol crater. (Courteay IAU)

The next time you train your telescope on Mercury, dear reader, take note that you are looking at a planet filled with craters that carry the fine and impressive names of renowned artists. It seems that the experts at the International Astronomical Union who are charged with naming various extraterrestrial geographic features like to name craters on the planet after various artistic figures. Read More