Flood Volcanism in the Northern High Latitudes of Mercury Revealed by MESSENGER
Head, James W. and Chapman, Clark R. and Strom, Robert G. and Fassett, Caleb I. and Denevi, Brett W. and Blewett, David T. and Ernst, Carolyn M. and Watters, Thomas R. and Solomon, Sean C. and Murchie, Scott L. and Prockter, Louise M. and Chabot, Nancy L. and Gillis-Davis, Jeffrey J. and Whitten , Jennifer L. and Goudge, Timothy A. and Baker, David M. H. and Hurwitz , Debra M. and Ostrach, Lillian R. and Xiao, Zhiyong and Merline, William J. and Kerber, Laura and Dickson, James L. and Oberst, Jürgen and Byrne, Paul K. and Klimczak, Christian and Nittler, Larry R. (2011) Flood Volcanism in the Northern High Latitudes of Mercury Revealed by MESSENGER. Science, 333 (6051), pp. 1853-1856. American Association for the Advancement of Science.. DOI: 10.1126/science.1211997.
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MESSENGER observations from Mercury orbit reveal that a large contiguous expanse of smooth plains covers much of Mercury’s high northern latitudes and occupies more than 6% of the planet’s surface area. These plains are smooth, embay other landforms, are distinct in color, show several flow features, and partially or completely bury impact craters, the sizes of which indicate plains thicknesses of more than 1 kilometer and multiple phases of emplacement. These characteristics, as well as associated features, interpreted to have formed by thermal erosion, indicate emplacement in a flood-basalt style, consistent with x-ray spectrometric data indicating surface compositions intermediate between those of basalts and komatiites. The plains formed after the Caloris impact basin, confirming that volcanism was a globally extensive process in Mercury’s post–heavy bombardment era.
|Title:||Flood Volcanism in the Northern High Latitudes of Mercury Revealed by MESSENGER|
|Date:||30 September 2011|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Science|
|In Open Access:||No|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 1853-1856|
|Publisher:||American Association for the Advancement of Science.|
|Keywords:||Mercury, Messenger, Volcanism|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Raumfahrt|
|HGF - Program Themes:||R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research area:||Raumfahrt|
|DLR - Program:||R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy|
|Deposited By:||Marita Wählisch|
|Deposited On:||10 Jan 2012 12:19|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 13:36|
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