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MESSENGER Finds Unusual Groups of Ridges and Troughs on Mercury (Released: 2012-11-15 14:35:12)

15 Nov 2012, 19:53 UTC
MESSENGER Finds Unusual Groups of Ridges and Troughs on Mercury (Released: 2012-11-15 14:35:12)

MESSENGER has discovered assemblages of tectonic landforms unlike any previously found on Mercury or elsewhere in the Solar System. The findings are reported in a paper led by Smithsonian scientist Thomas Watters, "Extension and contraction within volcanically buried impact craters and basins on Mercury," published in the December issue of the journal Geology and available online at http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/40/12/1123.full.

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