(Voting closed: January 22, 2010, 01:20:32)
"Nobody expected that. I don't know a single person that did. We were astonished, just astonished"
"I just about fell off my chair"..."it was surprising to find rocks that had not been remixed inside the mantle for two billion years."
"Isn't that the most outrageous thing you could imagine? It truly is like something out of science fiction."
"The first reaction that I think all of us had was, this is ridiculous,"
They also reaffirmed their earlier conclusion that Mercury has a liquid core whose motions drive a dipolar magnetic field and whose slow solidification results in surface faulting as a the whole planet shrinks. All these results came from just one flyby