Planet Mercury

This colorful view of Mercury, the innermost Planet, was produced by using images from the color base map imaging campaign during MESSENGER’s primary mission.   Image © NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington.

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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.

Inner PlanetsImage © wikipedia

Inner planetsImage © wikipedia

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