Borealis Planitia

Borealis Planitia is a large basin on Mercury with a smooth floor, thought to be similar to a lunar mare. It is centered at 73.4° N, 79.5° W. The name is Latin for "Northern Plain".

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Borealis Quadrangle - Structure
... between intercrater and intracrater scarps (a scheme adopted in mapping the Borealis region) in an attempt to understand the tectonic and volcanic history of Mercury ... component of the postulated global grid of fractures is markedly absent in the Borealis region ... of very large multiring impact basins such as the one postulated under Borealis Planitia (Boyce and Grolier, 1977), were not unambiguously identified in the Borealis region ...
Borealis Quadrangle - Stratigraphy - Crater Materials
... In the Borealis region, craters are mapped according to the fivefold classification proposed by McCauley and others (1981), which determines Mercurian ... rays extend across smooth plains material or occur as halos around very small craters in Borealis Planitia ... discontinuous rays, which extends across Borealis Planitia as far as the Goethe Basin, may radiate from small unnamed and unmapped rayed craters near the south edge of the map area ...
Borealis Quadrangle - Stratigraphy - Younger Plains Material
... Smooth plains material (unit ps) forms the vast expanses of Borealis and Suisei Planitiae, as well as most basin and crater floors ... It is the most extensive stratigraphic unit in the Borealis region, covering 30 percent of the mapped area ... material the unit also fills ghost and flooded craters that are common on both Borealis and Suisei Planitiae and resemble the lunar crater Archimedes ...