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Fraser
2009-Jul-15, 06:40 PM
The MESSENGER mission has been revealing more of Mercury's surface, including plenty of craters so interesting that geologists have been christening them with names.The International Astronomical Union released new names for 16 impact craters this week. All of the craters were discovered during the flyby in October, which is also when MESSENGER snapped these images–five [...]

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Perikles
2009-Jul-16, 08:20 AM
plenty of craters so interesting that geologists have been christening them To my shame, I've never heard of most of these people. By the way, has the meaning of geology shifted to include other planets?

matthewota
2009-Jul-16, 07:37 PM
Geology of other planets is generally called astrogeology.