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Planum (plateau or high plain)

(glossary entry; plural Plana)


A Latin prefix theoretically available for use in forming IAU-approved names for lunar features.

Additional Information

  • According to IAU Transactions XVIB (p. 330, Items 5 & 6), this name can be considered for use on a case-by-case basis.
  • In practice it has never been used on the Moon.
  • See also: Planitia

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