Geology of the Derain quadrangle (H10), Mercury

Malliband, Christopher C.; Rothery, David A.; Balme, Matthew R.; Conway, Susan J.; Pegg, David L. and Wright, Jack (2022). Geology of the Derain quadrangle (H10), Mercury. Journal of Maps (Early Access).

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2022.2112774

Abstract

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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