Mercury's rotation suggests it has a liquid core

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Mercury's rotation suggests it has a liquid core

Post by Lazarus on 3rd May 2013, 4:46 pm

Radar Exposes Mercury's Interior
http://spaceref.com/mercury/radar-exposes-mercurys-interior.html

Ground-based radar suggests that Mercury must have a liquid (outer) core, which fits with the observations of Mercury's magnetic field. Implies that there is another element mixed in with iron in the core to lower its melting point, sulphur perhaps.
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Re: Mercury's rotation suggests it has a liquid core

Post by PlutonianEmpire on 3rd May 2013, 7:33 pm

Is it me, or is the article referring to the Messenger craft in the future tense, even though it's already there and the time stamp shows this year?

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