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The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons
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The New Horizons encounter revealed that Pluto displays a surprisingly wide variety of geological landforms, including those resulting from glaciological and surface-atmosphere interactions as well as impact, tectonic, possible cryovolcanic, and mass-wasting processes.
Thickness constraints on the icy shells of the galilean satellites from a comparison of crater shapes
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Measurements of depths of impact craters on Europa, Ganymede and Callisto are presented that reveal two anomalous transitions in crater shape with diameter, which constrains Europa's icy shell to be at least 19 km thick.
Martian Layered Fluvial Deposits: Implications for Noachian Climate Scenarios
[1] Fluvial deposits in a basin north of Holden crater exhibiting a sinuous, anabranching pattern are of deltaic or fan origin. Channel width and meander wavelength indicate persistent flow
Plasma, plumes and rings: Saturn system dynamics as recorded in global color patterns on its midsize icy satellites
New global maps of the five inner midsize icy saturnian satellites, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, and Rhea, have been constructed in three colors (UV, Green and near-IR) at resolutions of 1
Surface compositions across Pluto and Charon
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The New Horizons team presents the complex surface features and geology of Pluto and its large moon Charon, including evidence of tectonics, glacial flow, and possible cryovolcanoes, as well as their analysis of the encounter data downloaded so far.
The small satellites of Pluto as observed by New Horizons
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The New Horizons results on Pluto’s small moons help to elucidate the conditions under which the Pluto system formed and evolved, and massively increase the understanding of the bodies in the outer solar system.
Geology of Ganymede
Central pit and dome craters: Exposing the interiors of Ganymede and Callisto
Central pit craters on the large icy satellites Ganymede and Callisto are an unusual crater class perhaps related to the unusual properties of water ice. The detailed morphology and dimensions of pit
The Violent Collisional History of Asteroid 4 Vesta
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Dawn observations confirm that Vesta is a small differentiated planetary body with an inner core, and represents a surviving proto-planet from the earliest epoch of solar system formation, and presents the mineralogical characterization of Vesta, revealing that this asteroid underwent a complex magmatic evolution that led to a differentiated crust and mantle.
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