(Article of periodic en Russe - 1982)

Document title

Osnovnye certy stroenija i istorii razvitija poverhnosti Merkurija. (Traits fondamentaux de la structure et de l'évolution de la surface de Mercure) (Inconnue)

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Interpretation of "Mariner 10" images (resolution 1,2 km on the average) enabled to compose the global geologic-morphological maps of Mercury at scale of 1: 4 000 000, regional geologic-morphological maps at scale of 2: 2 000 000 and to study main regularities of structure and history of evolution of its surface. All the history of Mercury's surface can be divided into three major eras: 1 Pre-Marine (Ante-Mare), 2 Marine (Mare) and 3 Post-Marine (Post-Mare), which in turn are divided into 9 periods as follows: Pre-Marine Ancient, Nebularian, Trismegistian| Marine Neptunian, Calorisian, Ligurian| Post-Marine Antoniadian, Kuiperian, Newest. Successive description of landforms and structures is given which were formed during these periods, particularly Mercury's major volcano having 110 km at base and 60 km dia of top caldera. The volcano has been dicovered by the author as result of interpretation of photoes and stereopairs of "Mare Martis" area (coordinates of the volcano centre: 21 S, 124 W). (L'Ed.).


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorfologija Moskva

Editor :

Millesime : 1982, no1 [pp. 13-21]

Bibliographic references : 35 réf.



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