Visualized: Mercury

Visualized: Mercury

It might seem like a spotty, monochromatic water melon, however we’re taking NASA’s phrase on this one — the picture above is the very first taken from an orbiting spacecraft of our photo voltaic system’s innermost planet. Mercury has been snapped by NASA’s MESSENGER probe, which is at present getting ready itself to start out on its elliptical trajectory across the planet and begin amassing knowledge about it in earnest. Hit the hyperlinks under to study extra about this daring exploration undertaking.

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