This colorful view of Mercury was produced by using images from Messenger's color base map imaging campaign which enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up the planet's gray pock-marked moon-like surface
Spinning Mercury: Nasa reveal stunning animation showing giant craters on the planet's surface
On April this region of Mercury's surface will have a new crater! Traveling at kilometers per second (over miles per hour), the MESSENGER spacecraft will collide with Mercury's surface, creating a crater estimated to be 16 meters feet) in diameter.
gov "New NASA-funded research suggests that Mercury is contracting even today, joining Earth as a tectonically active planet. Images obtained by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft reveal previously undetected small fau
NASA unveils image of Mercury unlike any you've ever seen the planet Mercury, as mapped by the NASA MESSENGER probe, in color. The color variation signifies the rich, varying composition of rocks on the small world's surface
Mercury's Surface in Exaggerated Color Credit: NASA/JHU APL/CIW MESSENGER's cameras hv recorded detailed pictures utilizing 8 different colors across visible & near infrared light, exploring the surface composition & looking history & evolut
Images acquired by NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft show geologic features that indicate Mercury is likely still contracting today, joining Earth as a tectonically .