Waters_(crater) Latitude and Longitude:

8°58′S 105°27′W / 8.96°S 105.45°W / -8.96; -105.45
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Coordinates 8°58′S 105°27′W / 8.96°S 105.45°W / -8.96; -105.45
Quadrangle Beethoven
Diameter15 km (9.3 mi)
Eponym Muddy Waters

Waters is a crater on Mercury. Its name was adopted by the IAU in 2012, after the American musician McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters. [1]

The crater has a bright ray system, as well as an unusual dark flow-feature associated with the southern rim. The flow-feature is interpreted as impact melt. [2]


  1. ^ "Waters". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  2. ^ Say Ahh!, NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington, published 15 February 2012.