Warhol crater on Mercury

Andy Warhol said, “In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes,” so here’s an image of Warhol, one of the 23 craters on Mercury, set up in the style of one of his multicolored silkscreens.  Image from MESSENGER spacecraft

“Warhol” is one of the craters on Mercury to be recently approved for names by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), joining other notable artists, authors and musicians like Rene Magritte, Rudolf Nureyev and William Faulkner who now have craters named in their honor on the first rock Planet from the Sun.



95 km (59 miles) in diameter, Warhol crater features a large, stepped walls and many of the curious erosions known as hollows.

Craters on MercuryImage source NASA MESSENGER

via universetoday by Jason Major