Cryovolcanic rates on Ceres revealed by topography

@article{Sori2018CryovolcanicRO,
  title={Cryovolcanic rates on Ceres revealed by topography},
  author={Michael M. Sori and Hanna G. Sizemore and Shane Byrne and Ali M. Bramson and Michael T. Bland and Nathaniel T. Stein and Christopher T. Russell},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  year={2018},
  volume={2},
  pages={946-950}
}
Cryovolcanism, defined here as the extrusion of icy material from depth, may be an important planetary phenomenon in shaping the surfaces of many worlds in the outer Solar System and revealing their thermal histories1–3. However, the physics, chemistry and ubiquity of this geologic process remain poorly understood, especially in comparison to the better-studied silicate volcanism on the terrestrial planets. Ceres is the only plausibly cryovolcanic world to be orbited by a spacecraft up to now… Expand
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