Mechanisms of explosive volcanism on Mercury: Implications from its global distribution and morphology: Explosive volcanism on Mercury

@inproceedings{Thomas2014MechanismsOE,
  title={Mechanisms of explosive volcanism on Mercury: Implications from its global distribution and morphology: Explosive volcanism on Mercury},
  author={Rebecca Jane Thomas and David A. Rothery and Susan J Conway and Mahesh Anand},
  year={2014}
}
The identification of widespread pyroclastic vents and deposits on Mercury has important implications for the planet's bulk volatile content and thermal evolution. However, the significance of pyroclastic volcanism for Mercury depends on the mechanisms by which the eruptions occurred. Using images acquired by the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft, we have identified 150 sites where endogenic pits are surrounded by a relatively bright and red diffuse-edged… CONTINUE READING
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