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#1 Jay_Bird


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:11 AM


Messenger confirms ice and organic compounds at permanently shaded polar regions of Mercury, maybe future insights about cometary input to other inner planets.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

The First Rock from the Sun clearly has more surprises in petto...

#3 moynihan



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

I remember reading somewhere years ago that a hypothesis that was growing in popularity was that "organics" and ice "rain" onto the forming planets during the clearing out of the accretion disk phase. Also, if i remember correctly, Bork Globules/birth clouds seem to include forming pre-organics...

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