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Mercury catenae
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UK scientists are hunting for impact craters on Mercury that are likely to have been produced by disrupted comets.
They are looking for chains of depressions known as catenae.
These would have formed when comets passed too close to the Sun and broke apart under tidal forces into many pieces, and then splattered the surface of the Solar System's innermost world.

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