Mercury Radar Imaging: Evidence for Polar Ice

  title={Mercury Radar Imaging: Evidence for Polar Ice},
  author={Martin A. Slade and Bryan J. Butler and Duane O. Muhleman},
  pages={635 - 640}
The first unambiguous full-disk radar mapping of Mercury at 3.5-centimeter wavelength, with the Goldstone 70-meter antenna transmitting and 26 antennas of the Very Large Array receiving, has provided evidence for the presence of polar ice. The radar experiments, conducted on 8 and 23 August 1991, were designed to image the half of Mercury not photographed by Mariner 10. The orbital geometry allowed viewing beyond the north pole of Mercury; a highly reflective region was clearly visible on the… 
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