Return to Mercury: a global perspective on MESSENGER's first Mercury flyby.

@article{Solomon2008ReturnTM,
  title={Return to Mercury: a global perspective on MESSENGER's first Mercury flyby.},
  author={Sean C. Solomon and Ralph L. McNutt and Thomas R. Watters and David J Lawrence and William C. Feldman and James W. Head and S M Krimigis and Scott L. Murchie and Roger J. Phillips and James A Slavin and Maria T. Zuber},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={321 5885},
  pages={59-62}
}
In January 2008, the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft became the first probe to fly past the planet Mercury in 33 years. The encounter revealed that Mercury is a dynamic system; its liquid iron-rich outer core is coupled through a dominantly dipolar magnetic field to the surface, exosphere, and magnetosphere, all of which interact with the solar wind. MESSENGER images confirm that lobate scarps are the dominant tectonic landform and record… CONTINUE READING

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