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Sebastiano Padovan, Jean-Luc Margot, Steven A. Hauck II, William B. Moore and Sean C. Solomon The tides of Mercury and possible implications for its interior structure Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 119

Version of Record online: 21 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JE004459

Key Points

  • We present models of the tidal deformation of Mercury based on MESSENGER results
  • Tides are sensitive to size and density of the core and rheology of outer shell
  • The presence of a FeS layer would increase the tidal response

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