Scientists say that Mercury has wrinkles because it is declining in size

Many scientists have assumed Mercury is decreasing over billions of years, but recent evidence reveals it may still be, leaving fractured creases. In an editorial for The Conversation, planetary scientist David Rothery, a professor at the UK’s Open University and co-author of a Nature Geoscience publication, suggested that Mercury’s crust creases may be caused by ongoing cooling and...


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