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Geology of the Derain quadrangle (H10), Mercury

Christopher C Malliband
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David A Rothery
Matthew R Balme
David L Pegg
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Jack Wright


We present the results of geological mapping of Mercury's Derain (H10) quadrangle (0°-72°E and 22.5°N-22.5°S) using data from the MESSENGER spacecraft. The map is presented on a scale of 1:3,000,000, for which linework was drawn at 1:300,000. We distinguish three major morphological plains units: Smooth, Intermediate, and Intercrater Plains. We produced two versions of the map, with craters classified according to a 3-and 5-class degradation system. This allows compatibility with other MESSENGER-era maps and Mariner 10-era maps. This map will help provide science context for the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury.


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insu-03813349 , version 1 (13-10-2022)



Christopher C Malliband, David A Rothery, Matthew R Balme, Susan J Conway, David L Pegg, et al.. Geology of the Derain quadrangle (H10), Mercury. Journal of Maps, 2022, pp.1 - 10. ⟨10.1080/17445647.2022.2112774⟩. ⟨insu-03813349⟩
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