Odin Planitia

Odin Planitia is a large basin on Mercury located in the Tolstoj quadrangle at 23.3° N, 171.6° W. It was named after the Norse god Odin in 1976 by the IAU.[1] A large volcanic dome 7 km in diameter and 1.4 km high is situated near the center of Odin.[2]

Odin Planitia
Feature typePlanitia
Coordinates23°18′N 171°36′W / 23.3°N 171.6°W / 23.3; -171.6Coordinates: 23°18′N 171°36′W / 23.3°N 171.6°W / 23.3; -171.6


  1. ^ Odin Planitia, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
  2. ^ Katterfeld, G.N. Volcanism on Mercury. Bulletin of Volcanology 47, 531–535 (1984). doi.org/10.1007/BF01961224