Nervo (crater)

Nervo is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 63 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Nervo is named for the Mexican poet Amado Nervo, who lived from 1870 to 1919.[2]

Nervo crater MESSENGER WAC IGF to RGB.jpg
Approximate color MESSENGER image with Nervo below right
Coordinates43°00′N 179°00′W / 43.0°N 179.0°W / 43.0; -179.0Coordinates: 43°00′N 179°00′W / 43.0°N 179.0°W / 43.0; -179.0
QuadrangleShakespeare quadrangle
Diameter63 km
EponymAmado Nervo
Mariner 10 image with Nervo below center

To the east of Nervo are linear ridges trending radially from the Caloris basin, believed to be ejecta from the Caloris impact event, similar to Imbrium sculpture on the Moon.


  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3.
  2. ^ "Nervo". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 4 July 2012.