Some aspects of core formation in Mercury

  title={Some aspects of core formation in Mercury},
  author={Sean C. Solomon},
  • S. Solomon
  • Published 1 June 1975
  • Geology, Physics
  • Icarus

A case for limited global contraction of Mercury

  • T. Watters
  • Physics, Geology
    Communications Earth & Environment
  • 2021
Planet Mercury’s radius probably reduced by no more than 2 km since the Late Heavy Bombardment, with a strong hemispheric dichotomy in contractional strain, suggesting the loss of interior heat over time is less than expected for a small rocky body.

Interior Evolution of Mercury

Abstract The interior evolution of Mercury—the innermost planet in the solar system, with its exceptional high density—is poorly known. Our current knowledge of Mercury is based on observations from

Thermochemical evolution of Mercury's interior

A number of observations performed by the MESSENGER spacecraft can now be employed to better understand the evolution of Mercury's interior. Using recent constraints on interior structure, surface

Thermal evolution of Mercury as constrained by MESSENGER observations

Orbital observations of Mercury by the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft provide new constraints on that planet's thermal and interior evolution.



Surface History of Mercury: Implications for Terrestrial Planets

A working hypothesis of Mercury's history is presented. We infer the surface of Mercury to record a sequence of events broadly similar to those recorded on the moon, implying similar histories of

Tectonism and volcanism on Mercury

Mercury appears to have a tectonic framework and diastrophic history not found on other terrestrial planets explored to date (earth, Mars, and the moon). On the part of the planet viewed by Mariner

The magnetic field of Mercury, 1

An updated analysis and interpretation are presented of the magnetic field observations obtained during the Mariner 10 encounter with the planet Mercury on March 29, 1974. The combination of data

Condensation in the primitive solar nebula

Internal structure of Mars

Theoretical modeling shows that within the uncertainty of present measurements, Mars appears to have an iron core that has a radius in the range of 790 to 950 km and a mass in the range of 2.7 to

Thermophysics of the planet Mercury

Recent observations of the thermal emission of Mercury at microwave and infrared frequencies now permit a determination of the thermal and electrical properties of the subsurface of the planet. Radar