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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday Mini-Post: Mercury Messenger

Check out these awesome color enhanced images of Mercury taken by the Messenger probe


Click HERE to link up to the Messenger website

Mercury_view 2_photo courtesy of
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/
Carnegie Institution of Washington

The color view is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye.  The chemical, minearalogical, and physical differences on the surface of the planet are enhanced by the color based imaging map.

Mercury_view 1_photo courtesy of
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Mercury_monochrome & color base map views
Photo courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/
Carnegie Institution of Washington