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Laxness is now a Crater on Mercury

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved new names for nine craters on Mercury: Bechet, Damer, David, Erté, Larrocha, Laxness, Monk, Rikyū, and Varma.


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Halldór Laxness. Photo: PS.

One of the crater is named for Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness (1902-1998) who won the Nobel Prize in Litterature in 1955.

You can see a photo of the crater here:

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