Wrinkle ridges on Mercury and the Moon within and outside of mascons

@article{Schleicher2019WrinkleRO,
  title={Wrinkle ridges on Mercury and the Moon within and outside of mascons},
  author={Lisa S. Schleicher and Thomas R. Watters and Aaron J. Martin and Maria E. Banks},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2019}
}
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Lunar Wrinkle Ridges and the Evolution of the Nearside Lithosphere
  • T. Watters
  • Geology
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets
  • 2022
Wrinkle ridges are the largest and most morphologically complex contractional landforms found on the Moon. They occur exclusively in mare basalt and are thought to result from load induced subsidence
A case for limited global contraction of Mercury
  • T. Watters
  • Physics, Geology
    Communications Earth & Environment
  • 2021
TLDR
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.
Mercury's Crustal Thickness and Contractional Strain
The crust of Mercury has experienced contraction on a global scale. Contractional deformation is expressed by a broadly distributed network of lobate thrust fault scarps. The most likely principal

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