Long‐lived explosive volcanism on Mercury

@article{Thomas2014LonglivedEV,
  title={Long‐lived explosive volcanism on Mercury},
  author={Rebecca J. Thomas and David A. Rothery and Susan. J. Conway and Mahesh Anand},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={41},
  pages={6084 - 6092}
}
The duration and timing of volcanic activity on Mercury are key indicators of the thermal evolution of the planet and provide a valuable comparative example for other terrestrial bodies. The majority of effusive volcanism on Mercury appears to have occurred early in the planet's geological history (~4.1–3.55 Ga), but there is also evidence for explosive volcanism. Here we present evidence that explosive volcanism occurred from at least 3.9 Ga until less than a billion years ago and so was… 
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