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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Mercury's Crust Argued to be Thin

Mercury's Crust Argued to be Thin

Mercury's thin, dense crust. Mercury's crust is thinner than
anyone thought, new mathematical calculations reveal
University of Arizona, Science Daily, April 27, 2018

Sori, M.M., 2018. A thin, dense crust for Mercury.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 489, pp.92-99.


1. Topography on Mercury is not primarily compensated by Pratt isostasy.

2. Mercury's average crustal thickness is 26 ± 11 km, thinner than all
previous estimates.


Paul H.

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