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Beatles Legend John Lennon Among Those Honored with Mercury Craters

19/12/2013

Beatles Legend John Lennon Among Those Honored with Mercury Craters

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • It's unlikely that Mercury's surface is populated with tangerine trees and marmalade skies, but the famous British musician who coined that phrase now has a physical presence on the planet closest to the Sun. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named an impact crater on the planet after John Lennon, the British pop music sensation who helped make The Beatles the most popular group of their generation.

    Lennon is one of ten newly named craters on the planet, joining 114 other craters named since NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft's first Mercury flyby in January 2008.

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