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Paolo
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 Oct 2 2011, 11:46 PM
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How does finding all these volatiles on the surface of Mercury square with the "Late Heavy Bombardment" hypothesis? It would seem that, if there was such an event and it included Mercury, these volatiles on its surface would have been destroyed. Is LHB in trouble?

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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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