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Core Comparison
Date: 20 Dec 2011

Schematic illustration of the interior structures of the Earth (left) and Mercury (right). The core of Mercury occupies a much larger fractional volume than does Earth's core. Figure reproduced from Solomon et al., Space Sci. Rev., 131, 3-39 (2007).

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington



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