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post Sep 28 2011, 05:14 AM
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to be announced Thursday and to be published in Science Friday.
MESSENGER Reveals New Details of Planet Mercury
this looks like a geeky cool Thursday (Thursday evening here in Europe): we have a WISE NEO update at 17 UTC and this MESSENGER teleconf at 18 UTC!
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post Sep 29 2011, 09:32 PM
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A few further thoughts on the pits for clarification. There are two distinct types, the large deep pits such as those I illustrated near a crater in Caloris, with 'false color orange' surroundings (and as shown by Jim Head in the new release), and much smaller shallow 'hollows' making up the bright patches on some crater floors, illustrated by Blewitt in the new release. Both kinds are seen in Tyagaraja crater. The smaller ones are more like the small lunar pits I've been showing in LROC images. The larger ones might be more like the big pyroclastic center south of Orientale on the Moon, surrounded by a dark halo. In both cases, they are found on the Moon, but few and old, and on Mercury where they are plentifull and probably a lot younger.


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- Paolo   MESSENGER science results   Sep 28 2011, 05:14 AM
- - stevesliva   http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/news_room/telecon7_mul...   Sep 29 2011, 06:32 PM
- - Explorer1   The view from the surface must be like that as wel...   Sep 29 2011, 06:52 PM
- - Phil Stooke   I told you about those pits! - and check out t...   Sep 29 2011, 07:46 PM
- - Paolo   for lucky subscribers, Science papers are here htt...   Sep 29 2011, 07:52 PM
- - Phil Stooke   A few further thoughts on the pits for clarificati...   Sep 29 2011, 09:32 PM
- - antipode   Wow! Not only great presentations but a re...   Sep 29 2011, 10:16 PM
|- - JGodbaz   Wow. Mercury really is more interesting than I exp...   Sep 30 2011, 11:20 AM
- - nprev   Nothing useful to say, but I must add: !...   Sep 30 2011, 12:21 AM
- - belleraphon1   A volatile rich Mercury..... just WOW! Craig   Sep 30 2011, 12:12 PM
|- - Gsnorgathon   Of course, at Mercury's surface temps, what co...   Sep 30 2011, 03:54 PM
- - jsheff   How does finding all these volatiles on the surfac...   Oct 2 2011, 11:46 PM
- - nprev   Gsnorgathon had an insightful comment about that; ...   Oct 3 2011, 12:22 AM
- - belleraphon1   Thanks Gsnorgathon... Volatiles are relative. My r...   Oct 4 2011, 12:07 AM
- - stevesliva   Presentations and release available here: http://m...   Oct 5 2011, 05:33 PM
- - stevesliva   Hollows formed by hydrogen geysers? http://www.tec...   Nov 2 2011, 12:26 AM
- - elakdawalla   J. Marvin Herndon appears to be a crank. Never any...   Nov 2 2011, 04:43 AM
|- - antoniseb   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Nov 2 2011, 12:43 AM...   Mar 22 2012, 06:03 PM
- - stevesliva   http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/news_room/presscon11.h...   Mar 21 2012, 06:00 PM
- - stevesliva   Hollows on hills: http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gall...   Apr 10 2013, 08:19 PM
- - Explorer1   And now in 3D! http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/ga...   Apr 12 2013, 07:46 AM

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