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The intercrater plains of Mercury and the Moon: Their nature, origin and role in terrestrial planet evolution: IntroductionThe relative ages of various geologic units and structures place tight constraints on the origin of the Moon and the planet Mercury, and thus provide a better understanding of the geologic histories of these bodies. Crater statistics, a reexamination of lunar geologic maps, and the compilation of a geologic map of a quarter of Mercury's surface based on plains units dated relative to crater degradation classes were used to determine relative ages. This provided the basis for deducing the origin of intercrater plains and their role in terrestrial planet evolution.
Document ID
19830003737
Document Type
Thesis/Dissertation
Authors
Leake, M. A.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Advan. in Planetary Geol.
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-7146
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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