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The nature and origin of Charon's smooth plains

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dc.contributor.author Beyer, Ross A.
dc.contributor.author Spencer, John R. (John Robert), 1957-
dc.contributor.author McKinnon, William B.
dc.contributor.author Nimmo, Francis
dc.contributor.author Beddingfield, Chloe
dc.contributor.author Grundy, W. M.
dc.contributor.author Ennico, K.
dc.contributor.author Keane, James Tuttle
dc.contributor.author Moore, J. (Jeff)
dc.contributor.author Olkin, Cathy B.
dc.contributor.author Robbins, Stuart
dc.contributor.author Runyon, Kirby
dc.contributor.author Schenk, Paul M.
dc.contributor.author Singer, Kelsi N.
dc.contributor.author Stern, Alan, 1957-
dc.contributor.author Weaver, Harold A., 1953-
dc.contributor.author Young, Leslie A.
dc.contributor.author New Horizons Team
dc.contributor.author https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4803-5793
dc.coverage.spatial Charon (Satellite)
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T18:10:46Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T18:10:46Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-01
dc.identifier.citation Beyer, Ross A., John R. Spencer, William B. McKinnon, Francis Nimmo, Chloe Beddingfield, W.M. Grundy, K. Ennico, et al. 2019. "The nature and origin of Charon's smooth plains". Icarus -New York. 323: 16-32. en
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2018.12.036
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11753/1429
dc.description.abstract Charon displays extensive plains that cover the equatorial area and south to the terminator on the sub-Pluto hemisphere observed by New Horizons. We hypothesize that these plains are a result of Charon's global extension and early subsurface ocean yielding a large cryoflow that completely resurfaced this area leaving the plains and other features that we observe today. The cryoflow consisted of ammonia-rich material, and could have resurfaced this area either by cryovolcanic effusion similar to lunar maria emplacement or a mechanism similar to magmatic stoping where lithospheric blocks foundered. Geological observations, modeling of possible flow rheology, and an analysis of rille orientations support these hypotheses. en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Ross A. Beyer, John R. Spencer, William B. McKinnon, Francis Nimmo, Chloe Beddingfield, W. M. Grundy, K. Ennico, James Tuttle Kean Jeffrey M. Moore, C. B. Olkin, Stuart Robbins, Kirby Runyon Paul Schenk Kelsi Singer, S. Alan Stern, H. A. Weaver, L. A. Young, the New Horizons Team
dc.format.extent Pages 16-32
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LPI contribution ; no. 2258
dc.subject Charon (Satellite)--Surface en
dc.title The nature and origin of Charon's smooth plains en
dc.type Article en
dc.rights.license This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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