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Mercury
  • Edited by Sean C. Solomon, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York , Larry R. Nittler, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington DC , Brian J. Anderson, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland
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Observations from the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury have transformed our understanding of the origin and evolution of rocky planets. This volume is the definitive resource about Mercury for planetary scientists, from students to senior researchers. Topics treated in depth include Mercury's chemical composition; the structure of its crust, lithosphere, mantle, and core; Mercury's modern and ancient magnetic field; Mercury's geology, including the planet's major geological units and their surface chemistry and mineralogy, its spectral reflectance characteristics, its craters and cratering history, its tectonic features and deformational history, its volcanic features and magmatic history, its distinctive hollows, and the frozen ices in its polar deposits; Mercury's exosphere and magnetosphere and the processes that govern their dynamics and their interaction with the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field; the formation and large-scale evolution of the planet; and current plans and needed capabilities to explore Mercury further in the future.

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‘An excellent Index and a list of Mercurian place names complete this volume. The editor and Cambridge University Press are to be congratulated upon bringing this huge publication to successful completion.’

Richard McKim Source: The Observatory

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Contents

  • Frontmatter
    pp i-vi
  • Contents
    pp ix-x
  • 1 - The MESSENGER Mission: Science and Implementation Overview
    pp 1-29

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