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Jay_Bird
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Meanwhile, at Mercury new
      #5546988 - 11/30/12 11:11 AM

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/media/PressConf20121129.html

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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Re: Meanwhile, at Mercury new [Re: Jay_Bird]
      #5547141 - 11/30/12 12:43 PM

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

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Re: Meanwhile, at Mercury [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5547325 - 11/30/12 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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