Mercury redux

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In January 2008, 33 years after Mariner 10 flew past the solar system's innermost planet, MESSENGER crossed Mercury's magnetosphere. Ancient volcanoes, contractional faults, and a rich soup of exospheric ions give clues to Mercury's structure and dynamical evolution.

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Figure 1: Four images of Mercury.
Figure 2: Modelling perspective of dynamical processes of Mercury's magnetosphere and core.

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Heimpel, M., Kabin, K. Mercury redux. Nature Geosci 1, 564 (2008) doi:10.1038/ngeo297

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