Analyzing the Abundance of Boulders on the Planet Mercury

[ad_1] Photos of boulders on Mercury were taken by the American automatic interplanetary space probe MESSENGER. Credit: NASA Scientists received new information about the conditions on the planet closest to the Sun. An international group of planetary scientists from the United States, Russia, and Finland for the first time analyzed the abundance of boulders on […]

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What Mercury’s Unusual Orbit Reveals About the Sun [Video]

[ad_1] To the human eye, Mercury may resemble a dull, grey orb but this enhanced-color image from NASA’s Messenger probe, tells a completely different story. Swathes of iridescent blue, sandy-colored plains, and delicate strands of greyish white, create an ethereal and colorful view of our Solar System’s innermost planet. Credit: NASA / JHU Applied Physics […]

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