Solar System Scratchpad

[Boiler Plate]

Responsible for much of the smooth terrain on Mercury, the largest constituent of its surface. Evidence for volcanism confirmed during Messengers first two flybys. Evidence for earlier volcanism dating to half the age of the solar system was found during Mercury's third flyby. Now dormant, it once involved sulfurous compounds.

Mercury/Volcanoes Web Pages

Mercury/Volcanoes In the News

Mercury Surface Characterized (May 2009)

See Mercury/Crust, Mercury/Regolith, Mercury/Volcanoes, Mercury/Smooth Plains, Mercury/Intermediate Terrain, Mercury/Low Reflectance Material, Mercury/Tectonics

Evidence of Younger Volcanic Activity

See Mercury/Volcanoes, Rachmaninoff Basin

Sulfur and Potassium Found on Surface (Jun 2011)

See Mercury/Crust, Mercury/Sulfur, Mercury/Volcanoes

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