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Planetary Sciences
Top 25 Most Downloaded Articles in 2013. Free Access.

Celebrating great research

Elsevier presents the 25 most popular articles of the first half of 2013 from Elsevier published journals in Planetary Sciences. The Top 25 Articles 2013 are ranked in order of the number of full-text downloads they received from the ScienceDirect platform during the period of Jan- Jun 2013.

All articles' full-text will be freely accessible online until 31 October 2013.

1) The''Wow! signal''of the terrestrial genetic code

2) Minor and trace elements in olivines as probes into early igneous and mantle melting processes

3) Why do mafic arc magmas contain ~4 wt% water on average?

4) African climate change and faunal evolution during the Pliocene-Pleistocene

5) Spectrogoniometry and modeling of martian and lunar analog samples and Apollo soils

6) JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE): An ESA mission to orbit Ganymede and to characterise the Jupitersystem

7) Geology and petrology of enormous volumes of impact melt on the Moon: A case study of the Orientale basin impact melt sea

8) Chaos on Europa

9) Permian-Triassic boundary magnetostratigraphy from the Southern Alps (Italy)

10) A plate tectonic model for the Paleozoic and Mesozoic constrained by dynamic plate boundaries and restored synthetic oceanic isochrons

11) Geology, geochemistry, and geophysics of the Moon: Status of current understanding

12) Regolith Layer Thickness Mapping of the Moon by Radar and Optical Data

13) A new dry hypothesis for the formation of martian linear gullies

14) A global topographic map of Titan

15) Three distinct types of hotspots in the Earth's mantle

16) Asteroidal impacts and the origin of terrestrial and lunar volatiles

17) The origin of organic matter in the Martian meteorite ALH84001

18) Tethyan subducted slabs under India

19) Forecasting volcanic eruptions

20) A sensitive search for organics (CH4, CH3OH, H2CO, C2H6, C2H2, C2H4), hydroperoxyl (HO2), nitrogen compounds (N2O, NH3, HCN) and chlorine species (HCl, CH3Cl) on Mars using ground-based high-resolution infrared spectroscopy

21) Refining the eustatic sea-level curve since the Last Glacial Maximum using far- and intermediate-field sites

22) Back to the Moon: The scientific rationale for resuming lunar surface exploration

23) Dynamics of Saturn's great storm of 2010-2011 from Cassini ISS and RPWS

24) From meteorites to evolution and habitability of planets

25) Seasonal melting and the formation of sedimentary rocks on Mars, with predictions for the Gale Crater mound