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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Kerouac
Clean Name Kerouac
Feature ID 15416
Target Mercury
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 26.51 °
Southmost Latitude 23.92 °
Eastmost Longitude 229.53 °
Westmost Longitude 232.26 °
Diameter 110.00 km
Center Latitude 25.21 °
Center Longitude 230.90 °
Quad H-04 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Oct 12, 2015
Continent North America
Culture United States
Origin Jack, American poet and author (1922-1969).
Reference [376] - New York Times obituary, by Joseph Lelyveld: published in New York Times 10/22/1969 (
Updated Oct 11, 2016 2:26 PM

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