On the internal structures of mercury and venus

@article{Lyttleton1969OnTI,
  title={On the internal structures of mercury and venus},
  author={R. A. Lyttleton},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  year={1969},
  volume={5},
  pages={18-35}
}
  • R. A. Lyttleton
  • Published 1969
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
  • Recent radar measures of the radius and mass of Mercury imply a composition for the planet containing about 60% iron. One or other of two conclusions seems inescapable: either that Mercury is a highly exceptional object among terrestrial planets, or that all measures to date of the planet involve substantial systematic error. In either case the situation is such that independent checking of the radius and mass of Mercury by some entirely different means has become of the greatest importance to… CONTINUE READING