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Mariner 10 Pictures of Mercury: First Results

Murray, Bruce C. and Belton, Michael J. S. and Danielson, G. Edward and Davies, Merton E. and Gault, Donald and Hapke, Bruce and O'Leary, Brian and Strom, Robert G. and Suomi, Verner and Trask, Newell (1974) Mariner 10 Pictures of Mercury: First Results. Science, 184 (4135). pp. 459-461. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.184.4135.459.

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Mercury has a heavily cratered surface containing basins up to at least 1300 kilometers diameter flooded with mare-like material. Many features are closely similar to those on the moon, but significant structural differences exist. Major chemical differentiation before termination of accretion is implied.

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Additional Information:© 1974 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 9 April 1974. The return of closeup television pictures from Mercury is a remarkable accomplishment reflecting the skills and perseverance of many at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Boeing, and NASA headquarters. In the initial scientific interpretation we have benefited from the aid of our television team associates, Audoin Dollfus of l'Observatoire de Paris, James Anderson of Caltech, and especially John Guest of the University of London Observatory. Robert P. Sharp and Arden L. Albee of Caltech provided valuable criticism of the manuscript. Contribution No. 2464 of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences. California Institute of Technology.
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Official Citation:Mariner 10 Pictures of Mercury: First Results Bruce C. Murray, Michael J. S. Belton, G. Edward Danielson, Merton E. Davies, Donald Gault, Bruce Hapke, Brian O'Leary, Robert G. Strom, Verner Suomi, and Newell Trask Science 26 April 1974: 184 (4135), 459-461. [DOI:10.1126/science.184.4135.459]
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