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Dynamo generation in Mercury

Stevenson, D. J. (1975) Dynamo generation in Mercury. Nature, 256 (5519). p. 634. ISSN 0028-0836. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130612-084611913

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Abstract

Observations during the most recent encounter of the planet Mercury by Mariner 10 seem to have confirmed the existence of a small but intrinsic magnetic dipole of about 3 × 10^(−3) gauss R_M^3, where R_M is the radius of Mercury. This field may be small enough to have a non-dynamo explanation, but it is nevertheless of interest to examine whether dynamo generation is possible for the present Mercury.


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Additional Information:© 1975 Nature Publishing Group. Received June 9; accepted July 1, 1975. I thank F. H. Busse, N. F. Ness, and S. C. Solomon for discussions. This work is supported by grants from NASA and the NSF.
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