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Evidence for Young Volcanism on Mercury from the Third MESSENGER Flyby

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dc.contributor.author Prockter, Louise M. en
dc.contributor.author Ernst, Carolyn M. en
dc.contributor.author Denevi, Brett W. en
dc.contributor.author Chapman, Clark R. en
dc.contributor.author Head, James W. en
dc.contributor.author Fassett, Caleb I. en
dc.contributor.author Merline, William J. en
dc.contributor.author Solomon, Sean C. en
dc.contributor.author Watters, Thomas R. en
dc.contributor.author Strom, Robert G. en
dc.contributor.author Cremonese, Gabriele en
dc.contributor.author Marchi, Simone en
dc.contributor.author Massironi, Matteo en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-06T14:41:23Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-06T14:41:23Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Prockter, Louise M., Ernst, Carolyn M., Denevi, Brett W., Chapman, Clark R., Head, James W., Fassett, Caleb I., Merline, William J., Solomon, Sean C., Watters, Thomas R., Strom, Robert G., Cremonese, Gabriele, Marchi, Simone, and Massironi, Matteo. 2010. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/11114">Evidence for Young Volcanism on Mercury from the Third MESSENGER Flyby</a>." <em>Science</em>. 329 (5992):668&ndash;671. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1188186">https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1188186</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-8075
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/11114
dc.description.abstract During its first two flybys of Mercury, the {MESSENGER} spacecraft acquired images confirming that pervasive volcanism occurred early in the planet&#39;s history. {MESSENGER&#39;s} third Mercury flyby revealed a 290-km-diameter peak-ring impact basin, among the youngest basins yet seen, having an inner floor filled with spectrally distinct smooth plains. These plains are sparsely cratered, postdate the formation of the basin, apparently formed from material that once flowed across the surface, and are therefore interpreted to be volcanic in origin. An irregular depression surrounded by a halo of bright deposits northeast of the basin marks a candidate explosive volcanic vent larger than any previously identified on Mercury. Volcanism on the planet thus spanned a considerable duration, perhaps extending well into the second half of solar system history. en
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dc.title Evidence for Young Volcanism on Mercury from the Third MESSENGER Flyby en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 92115
dc.identifier.doi 10.1126/science.1188186
rft.jtitle Science
rft.volume 329
rft.issue 5992
rft.spage 668
rft.epage 671
dc.description.SIUnit NASM en
dc.description.SIUnit NASM-CEPS en
dc.citation.spage 668
dc.citation.epage 671

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