At the very end of 2012, MESSENGER obtained the final image needed to view 100% of Mercury's surface under daylight conditions. The mosaics shown here cover all of Mercury's surface and were produced by using the monochrome mosaic released by NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) on March 8, 2013, as the base. The full resolution mosaics are available

Elliptical Crater on Mercury

Solar System Exploration: Multimedia: Gallery: Planetary Images: Mosaic with Coverage of Mercury's Surface

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Mercury close up: The best pictures from Nasa's Messenger spacecraft mission

Images of the planet Mercury produced by Nasa's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (or MESSENGER) probe

Colors of the Innermost Planet: This  image of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map  during MESSENGER's primary mission.  These colors are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury's surface. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. #Mercury #Geology #nasa

Colors of the Innermost Planet, Mercury

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

Mercury: The images were created using a mosaic of pictures from Nasa's messenger spacecraft, which were then combined to create a video 'flyby' of the planet. 2013

Spinning Mercury: Nasa reveal stunning animation showing giant craters on the planet's surface

Mercury: The images were created using a mosaic of pictures from Nasa's messenger spacecraft, which were then combined to create a video 'flyby' of the planet. 2013

For the first time, the entire surface of planet Mercury has been mapped. Detailed observations of the innermost planet's surprising crust have been ongoing since the robotic MESSENGER spacecraft first passed Mercury in 2008 and began orbiting in 2011. Previously, much of the Mercury's surface was unknown as it is too far for Earth-bound telescopes to see clearly

All of Mercury Image Credit: NASA/JHU Applied Physics Lab/Carnegie Inst. Washington Explanation: For the first time, the entire surface of planet Mercury has been mapped.

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MESSENGER's Last Day on Mercury

MESSENGER's Last Day on Mercury (Astronomy Picture of the Day RSS Feed)

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.

From Michigan to Mercury Forever: The MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft that carries a sensor built at the University of Michigan is about to crash into the planet closest to the sun – just as NASA intended.  Launched from Earth in 2004, MESSENGER traveled 4.9 billion miles and has been orbiting Mercury for the past three years, giving scientists an unprecedented look into both the history of the solar system and a planet they knew relatively…

The MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft that carries a sensor built at the University of Michigan is about to.

The Incredible Shrinking Mercury is Active After All | NASA Surprising new NASA-funded research suggests that Mercury is contracting even today Sept. 26, 2016: It’s small, it’s hot, and it’s shrinking. Surprising new NASA-funded research suggests that Mercury is contracting even today, joining Earth as a tectonically active planet. Images obtained by NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft reveal previously undetected small fault…

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

April 30, 2015, the MESSENGER spacecraft sent its final image. Closeup of Mercury surface with craters. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

MESSENGER's Final Image

Messenger's final image before crashing into the surface of Mercury

An image of the planet Mercury produced by NASA'S MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, or MESSENGER probe is seen in an undated picture released April 16, 2015. These colors are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury's surface, according to NASA. The MESSENGER spacecraft that made surprising discoveries of ice and other materials on…

Scientists get one step closer to building an invisibility cloak

A Colorful Map of Mercury. From "The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj," published by Chronicle Books.

Venus will leave the evening sky this week as it passes through inferior conjunction on March 25 and transitions into a morning object.

Mercury Is Joining 2017's Evening Sky: How to See It

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  Clicking on the picture will download  the highest resolution version available.

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

Mercury close up: The best pictures from Nasa's Messenger spacecraft mission

Images acquired by NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft show geologic features that ...

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 .

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