Named after Gerard P. Kuiper - Dutch-American astronomer, member of original Mariner Venus-Mercury Imaging Team (1905-1973).
Kuiper crater has the highest recorded albedo of any region on the planet's surface, suggesting that it is one of the youngest craters. Kuiper overlies the northern rim of the larger crater Murasaki. (wikipedia entry)
A crater is a circular depression likely created by an impact event. On Mercury they are named after deceased artists, musicians, painters, and authors who have made outstanding or fundamental contributions to their field and have been recognized as art historically significant figures for more than 50 years.
Image Source. Marker locations are approximate and may not always appear to align with image on map.