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Steven A. Hauck II, Jean-Luc Margot, Sean C. Solomon, Roger J. Phillips, Catherine L. Johnson, Frank G. Lemoine, Erwan Mazarico, Timothy J. McCoy, Sebastiano Padovan, Stanton J. Peale, Mark E. Perry, David E. Smith and Maria T. Zuber The curious case of Mercury's internal structure Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 118

Version of Record online: 5 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/jgre.20091

Key Points

  • New MESSENGER and Earth-based radar data provide Mercury's moments of inertia
  • Mercury's core-mantle boundary is 420 +/- 30 km below the planet's surface
  • The core may be compositionally segregated

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