Mercury: A post-Mariner 10 assessment

@article{Strom1979MercuryAP,
  title={Mercury: A post-Mariner 10 assessment},
  author={Robert Strom},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={1979},
  volume={24},
  pages={3-70}
}
  • R. Strom
  • Published 1 September 1979
  • Geology, Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
Our knowledge of Mercury has improved dramatically since the flight of Mariner 10. The planet is probably differentiated into a large iron-rich core (∼75% of the total radius) and a relatively thin (∼600 km) silicate mantle. Although the surface of Mercury superficially resembles the Moon, there are three main differences: (1) large areas of relatively old intercrater plains, (2) a widespread (probably global) distribution of lobate scarps, and (3) a similar albedo between young smooth plains… 
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