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Walled plain on the Moon

Walled plain on the Moon

Feature onThe Moon
Feature typeWalled plain
Lunar coordinates51.6° N, 9.3° W
DimensionsDiameter 101km; depth 1,468m
NotesA shallow, broad circular walled plain, Plato has a flat and almost featureless floor surrounded by a rim more than a kilometre in height. It lies among the mountains of Montes Alpes that form the southern shore of Mare Frigoris, the Sea of Cold.

A wide circular crater, more than a hundred kilometres in diameter, in the northern latitudes of the Moon. It lies on the southern fringes of Mare Frigoris, the Sea of Cold that runs across the northern face of the Moon's nearside, at the point where that Sea borders Mare Imbrium. Though circular in shape, the location of this crater near the Moon's northwestern limb means that it appears foreshortened to an relatively narrow ellipse for viewers on Earth.


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