The evolution of Mercury's crust: a global perspective from MESSENGER.

@article{Denevi2009TheEO,
  title={The evolution of Mercury's crust: a global perspective from MESSENGER.},
  author={B. W. Denevi and Mark S. Robinson and Sean C. Solomon and Scott L. Murchie and D. T. Blewett and Deborah L. Domingue and tiMotHy J. Mccoy and Carolyn M. Ernst and James W. Head and Thomas R. Watters and Nancy L. Chabot},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={324 5927},
  pages={613-8}
}
Mapping the distribution and extent of major terrain types on a planet's surface helps to constrain the origin and evolution of its crust. Together, MESSENGER and Mariner 10 observations of Mercury now provide a near-global look at the planet, revealing lateral and vertical heterogeneities in the color and thus composition of Mercury's crust. Smooth plains… CONTINUE READING