Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven Crater
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 36.441 W 090° 15.347
15S E 738954 N 4276777
Quick Description: The Beethoven Crater is a crater on planet Mercury and is named after composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The bust of Beethoven is located in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2008 7:32:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM43F2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
"Beethoven (crater)
Coordinates 20° S, 124° W
Diameter 625 km
Eponym Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven is a crater at latitude -20, longitude 124 on Mercury. It is 625 km in diameter and was named after Ludwig van Beethoven. It is the eleventh largest named impact crater in the Solar System.

Unlike many basins of similar size on the Moon, Beethoven is not multi-ringed.[1] Remnant ejecta blankets around parts of the Beethoven are subdued in appearance and their margins poorly defined in places. The crater wall of Beethoven is buried by its ejecta blanket and by plains materials. Spudis and Prosser have suggested that Beethoven may possibly be late c3 in age or as old as early c2." - Wikipedia
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Celestial Body: Mercury

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