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The New Artists of Mercury

The New Artists Of Mercury The planet Mercury was named for the fleet-footed god from Roman mythology. But the International Astronomical Union requires that Mercury's craters get their names from "deceased artists, musicians, painters, and authors who have made outstanding or fundamental contributions to their field and have been recognized as art historically significant figures for more than 50 years." Here are 10 craters named in December, 2013. Visual arts Music Llterature VIEIRA DA SILVA CARUSO ENSOR REMARQUE BERLIOZ James Sidney Ensor (1860-1949), Belgian painter and printmaker Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970 German author Maria Helena Vieira Enrico Caruso Hector Berlioz (1803-186 , French Silva (1908-1992), Portuguese-born French painter (1873-1921), Italian tenor Romantic composer 90°N 135°W 90°W 45°W 45°E 90°E 135°E 90°N ENSOR REMARQUE BERLIOZ 45°N 45°N VIEIRA DA SILVA 0° CALDER 0° CARUSO BARNEY CAPOTE -45°S GIAMBOLOGNA LENNON 45°S 90°S 135 VW 90°W 45°W 45°E 90°E 135°E 90°S GIAMBOLOGNA CALDER LENNON BARNEY CAPOTE Jean Boulogne Giambologna (1529- 1608), Dutch sculptor Natalie Clifford Barney, (1876-1972), American- French playwright, poet, and novelist Truman Capote (1924-1984), Alexander Calder John Winston Ono (1898-1976), American sculptor Lennon (1940-1980), English songwriter, musician, and singer American author Sources: USGS Astrogeology Science Center, NASA/JHU/APL, MESSENGER Mission, David. T. Blewett Photos: Associated Press, Getty, MESSENGER Mission, Wikimedia Commons THE HUFFINGTON POST

The New Artists of Mercury

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When you think of craters, you probably picture the ones on the Moon. But Mercury is pretty pock-marked too, with countless impact craters created by asteroids and comets that smashed into the planet'...


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