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Volcanic Flood Plains on Mercury

“For more than 35 years we have been uncertain about the role of volcanic activity on Mercury,” said James W, Head III, professor of geological sciences at Brown University. But no more. The MESSENGER team confirmed, in a recent Science … Continue reading

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Volcanism confirmed on Mercury!

A NASA spacecraft’s first flyby of Mercury has yielded a wealth of information about the inner-most planet, some of which confirms volcanism occurred there, settling a longstanding debate. MESSENGER images of the Caloris basin, the youngest known impact basin on … Continue reading

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