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Here's How John Lennon, Truman Capote Ended Up On Planet Mercury (INFOGRAPHIC)

Dec 26, 2013 | Updated Jan 25, 2014

When you think of craters, you probably picture the ones on the Moon. But Mercury is pretty pock-marked too, with countless impact craters created by asteroids and comets that smashed into the planet's surface.

This week, 10 craters on Mercury were named after famous artists -- musicians, painters and authors who made big marks in their fields. The newly named craters join 114 others named since NASA's MESSENGER mission began to explore Mercury in 2008.

Check out the newest craters in the infographic below.

Infographic by Jan Diehm and Alissa Scheller for the Huffington Post.

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