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Debra M. Hurwitz, James W. Head, Paul K. Byrne, Zhiyong Xiao, Sean C. Solomon, Maria T. Zuber, David E. Smith and Gregory A. Neumann Investigating the origin of candidate lava channels on Mercury with MESSENGER data: Theory and observations Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 118

Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JE004103

Key Points

  • Candidate feature are interpreted to have formed by lava erosion on Mercury
  • Thermal erosion may have dominated channel erosion into solidified substrate
  • Mechanical erosion may have dominated channel erosion into regolith substrate

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