Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Planitia, planitiae: Borealis Planitia on Mercury

Borealis Planitia

Feature Name Borealis Planitia
Clean Name Borealis Planitia
Feature ID 823
Target Mercury
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network
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Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad H-01 [pdf]
Reference [80] - Lists of names for Mercury nomenclature, provided by David Morrison.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1976
Origin "Northern plain"; from classical albedo name for quadrangle.
Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 12:47 PM
Additional Information Boundary change approved 03/14/2017.

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