Intercrater Plains

Some articles on intercrater plains, plains:

Geology Of Solar Terrestrial Planets - Surface Geology of Inner Solar Planets - Mercury
... Mercury's surface shows intercrater plains, basins, smooth plains, craters, and tectonic features ... Mercury's oldest surface is its intercrater plains, which are present (but much less extensive) on the Moon ... The intercrater plains are level to gently rolling terrain that occur between and around large craters ...
Kuiper Quadrangle - Stratigraphy
... The rock units are subdivided into three major groups plains materials, terra materials, and crater and basin materials ... The plains and smooth terra units are considered to be volcanic in part, and thus may have a different origin from the impact breccias and churned regolith forming the rough terra and ... rocks exposed in the quadrangle are the intercrater plains material and the rims of the oldest craters and basins ...
Shakespeare Quadrangle - Stratigraphy - Pre-Caloris Materials
... The oldest recognizable unit in the quadrangle is the intercrater plains material ... These plains were originally described by Trask and Guest as intercrater plains ... The unit has a surface expression of rolling to hummocky plains in the areas between large craters and is exposed mainly in the eastern part of the mapped area ...
Shakespeare Quadrangle - Geologic History
... as evidenced by materials exposed at the surface begins with the formation of intercrater plains material and of impact craters both older and younger than these plains ... Some c1 and c2 craters were superposed on the intercrater plains ... The intermediate plains material and lineated plains unit were emplaced over the intercrater plains, as were most craters of c3 age ...

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