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Lava Oceans on Mercury?
March 3, 2013 | MIT News

“Scientists at MIT have proposed that Mercury may have harbored a large, roiling ocean of magma very early in its history, shortly after its formation about 4.5 billion years ago.” Quoted from the MIT press release.


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Extrusive Volcanism Formed the Hawaiian Islands
October 21, 2013 | University of Hawaii
"Scientists have determined that it is the eruptions of lava on the surface, extrusion, which grow Hawaiian volcanoes, rather than internal emplacement of magma, as was previously thought." Quoted from the University of Hawaii press release.

The Contraction of Mercury
April 10, 2014 | Carnegie Institution for Science
"Unlike Earth, with its numerous tectonic plates, Mercury has a single rigid, top rocky layer. [...] New global imaging and topographic data from MESSENGER show that the innermost planet has contracted far more than previous estimates." Quoted from the Carnegie Institution for Science press release.

Climate Change and the Behavior of Mercury in the Environment
November 6, 2013 | USGS
"Rising global temperatures and changing human actions will significantly affect the behavior and distribution of mercury worldwide, according to a recent article by the U.S. Geological Survey and Harvard University." Quoted from the USGS press release.


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