Friday, February 19, 2016

Kerouac Crater on Mercury

Kerouac Crater on Mercury
Did you know they named a crater on Mercury after Jack Kerouac? Click here for the official information from the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. The crater was officially named by the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature on October 12, 2015.

I don't know if it's significant, but October was Jack's favorite month. "Everybody goes home in October."

P.S. This is the kind of thing you can learn on the Jack Kerouac Facebook page. In this case, it was a post by group member Tony Marshall. I'd never heard of it before today when I read Tony's post.

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