The words "Mercury" and "crater" don't appear in the Beatles lyrics catalog anywhere, but they now belong as part of the band's history. The International Astronomical Union has named a Mercury impact crater after John Lennon.
Lennon isn't the only musician on Mercury, but he's in good company. There are craters named for Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Puccini, and Aaron Copland. Lennon seems to be the only rocker among the planet's rocks. In case you were wondering, Keith Richards doesn't qualify yet to have a crater named after him. You have to be deceased first.… Read more