Asked in Planetary Science, Planet Mercury
What are the longest features on mercury?
Mercury doesn't have many geographically distinct features but it does have a feature called the Caloris Basin. The Caloris Basin is one of the largest meteor impact basins in the Solar System. It measures at about 1,550 kilometers or 960 miles in diameter. Since the Caloris Basin is the largest feature on Mercury it is also it's longest. ...
Asked in Planet Mercury, Galaxies
Is caloris basin the biggest crater in the Milky Way?
The Caloris Basin on Mercury is certainly one of the largest impact craters in the Solar System. As to the largest in the Milky Way - you'll just have to wait and see. ...
Asked in The Solar System
What is the Caloris Basin?
Caloris Basin is an enormous impact crater - the largest known in our solar system - on the planet Mercury. It is more than 950 miles wide. It is believed to have been created at the end of the "heavy bombardment" period early in our solar system's history, about 3.8 - 4.0 billion years ago. ...
What are the most distinctive features of the planet Mercury?
The Caloris Basin. The diameter of it is approximately 1300km.
Asked in Volcanoes, Planet Mercury
Any evidence of volcanos on mercury?
Direct & Indirect Evidence for Volcanoes • MESSENGER has found shield volcanoes and vents suggesting explosive volcanism inside the large Caloris basin • The Mercury volcanoes may be similar to the Hawaiian Islands or Olympus Mons on Mars • Lava appears to have partly filled impact craters both inside and far from Caloris basin ...
Asked in Planet Mercury
What are the Hills of Mercury?
The hills of Mercury are located, not surprising, on the Planet Mercury. Better known as the "weird terrain" this unusual hilly terrain is at the antipode (on the opposite side of the planet) from the Caloris Basin - the site of one of the solar systems largest impact feature. It is believed that the impact that created the Caloris Basin, sent shock waves around the planet, that met at the antipode thus fracturing the surface, jumbling the crust and breaking it into...
What is the planet Mercury's most well known feature?
It is the Caloris Basin, a crater 1500 km wide, ringed by mountains up to 2 km high. ...