The Strangest Terrestrial Planet

@article{McKinnon2012TheST,
  title={The Strangest Terrestrial Planet},
  author={W. McKinnon},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={336},
  pages={162 - 163}
}
NASA's MESSENGER mission previously revealed that Mercury has a volcanic crust; now it finds evidence for an inner “anticrust.” Every great planetary mission makes surprising discoveries, and NASA's MESSENGER mission has made more than its share (1–3). Now new reports on Mercury's gravity field and topography, by Smith et al. on page 214 (4) and by Zuber et al. on page 217 (5), respectively, up the ante, showing Mercury to be utterly unique among the terrestrial planets. The combination of… Expand
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