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15556 Apārangi Planitia Aparangi Planitia Mercury 1077 6.7 289.38 16.16 -2.7 277.73 300.73 +W (0-360) OC - New Zealand Planitia, planitiae PL H-10 Approved Mar 14, 2017 [418] Māori word for the planet Mercury. Mar 14, 2017
823 Borealis Planitia Borealis Planitia Mercury 3450 67.3 327.4 86.9 29.5 225.4 134.6 +W (0-360) EU - Latin Planitia, planitiae PL H-01 Approved 1976 [80] "Northern plain"; from classical albedo name for quadrangle. Boundary change approved 03/14/2017. Apr 17, 2018
909 Budh Planitia Budh Planitia Mercury 816 19.52 150.46 28.42 10.47 141 159.65 +W (0-360) AS - India Planitia, planitiae PL H-08 Approved 1976 [83] Hindu word for Mercury. Oct 7, 2016
979 Caloris Planitia Caloris Planitia Mercury 1500 31.65 198.02 48.6 15.54 176.3 217.97 +W (0-360) EU - Latin Planitia, planitiae PL H-04 Approved 1976 [80] "Hot plain"; surface temperature hottest near this position. May 25, 2016
15562 Lugus Planitia Lugus Planitia Mercury 574 -6.24 98.66 -1.77 -10.57 92.74 106.26 +W (0-360) EU - Gaul Planitia, planitiae PL H-07 Approved Mar 14, 2017 [174] Gaulish equivalent of the Roman god Mercury. Mar 14, 2017
15561 Mearcair Planitia Mearcair Planitia Mercury 1175 31.4 227.9 43.83 15.11 216.55 246.32 +W (0-360) EU - Ireland Planitia, planitiae PL H-04 Approved Mar 14, 2017 [422] Irish word for the planet Mercury. Mar 14, 2017
4404 Odin Planitia Odin Planitia Mercury 473 23.6 169.86 29.17 18.38 164.1 176.06 +W (0-360) EU - Norway Planitia, planitiae PL H-03 Approved 1976 [80] Norse god. Oct 12, 2016
15555 Otaared Planitia Otaared Planitia Mercury 470 18.26 337.61 24.01 12.92 333.48 342.71 +W (0-360) AS - Arabian Planitia, planitiae PL H-10 Approved Mar 14, 2017 [417] Arabic word for the planet Mercury. Mar 14, 2017
15558 Papsukkal Planitia Papsukkal Planitia Mercury 810 -16.25 271.63 -8.85 -22.08 264.19 282.55 +W (0-360) AS - Akkadian (Accadian) Planitia, planitiae PL H-09 Approved Mar 14, 2017 [174] Akkadian messenger god. Mar 14, 2017
15557 Sihtu Planitia Sihtu Planitia Mercury 565 -2.82 55.57 2.63 -9.21 50.28 59.89 +W (0-360) AS - Babylon Planitia, planitiae PL H-06 Approved Mar 14, 2017 [419] Babylonian word for the planet Mercury. Mar 14, 2017
5614 Sobkou Planitia Sobkou Planitia Mercury 1128 39 128.02 49.51 28.59 111.41 143.79 +W (0-360) AF - Egypt Planitia, planitiae PL H-03 Approved 1976 [412] Ancient Egyptian messenger god. Origin was changed from "Messenger god." on 02/17/2017. Feb 17, 2017
15560 Stilbon Planitia Stilbon Planitia Mercury 1550 57.54 209.61 68.31 42.83 182.84 238.39 +W (0-360) EU - Greek Planitia, planitiae PL H-04 Approved Mar 14, 2017 [421] Ancient Greek word for the planet Mercury. Mar 14, 2017
5750 Suisei Planitia Suisei Planitia Mercury 569 60.88 147.81 67.7 54.41 140.23 156.44 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Planitia, planitiae PL H-03 Approved 1976 [80] Japanese word for the planet Mercury. Oct 14, 2016
6025 Tir Planitia Tir Planitia Mercury 754 -1.04 176.69 7.78 -8.35 170.3 183.75 +W (0-360) AS - Persian Planitia, planitiae PL H-08 Approved 1976 [411] Persian word for the planet Mercury. Origin was changed from "Norse word for Mercury." on 02/17/2017, to correct an error. Feb 17, 2017
15554 Turms Planitia Turms Planitia Mercury 622 -31.05 350.81 -24.25 -37.92 344.63 356.27 +W (0-360) EU - Italy Planitia, planitiae PL H-14 Approved Mar 14, 2017 [83] Etruscan messenger god equivalent of Roman god Mercury. Mar 14, 2017
15563 Utaridi Planitia Utaridi Planitia Mercury 930 -65.5 270.17 -54.05 -75.1 260.24 292.72 +W (0-360) AF - Swahili Planitia, planitiae PL H-15 Approved Mar 14, 2017 [410] Swahili (E. Africa) name for the planet Mercury. Mar 14, 2017

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