Caloris Basin

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Caloris Basin

(kă-lor -iss) See Mercury.

Caloris Basin

[kə′lȯr·əs ′bā·sən]
(astronomy)
A large depression on Mercury, about 1300 kilometers in diameter.
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Indeed, at 0deg longitude there is a large impact crater, Caloris Planitia, which may be the cause of the permanent deformation.
One exception to this theme is Caloris Planitia, which translates, appropriately, into "hot plain.