Nasa has released an image taken by the probe's Visual and Infrared Spectrometer…

Messenger reveals close-ups of Mercury's sun-scorched surface

Nasa has released an image taken by the probe's Visual and Infrared Spectrometer…

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

Mercury by Mariner 10 taken in 1974 -  first image of the planet Mercury on 24 March 1974, taken from a distance of 5,380,000 km from the surface of Mercury - NASA

Mercury by Mariner 10 taken in 1974 - first image of the planet Mercury on 24 March 1974, taken from a distance of 5,380,000 km from the surface of Mercury - NASA

The unmanned Messenger probe has completed its Mercury mission, going out with a bang.The last photo transmitted by Messenger before it crashed into the surface of Mercury.

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

The unmanned Messenger probe has completed its Mercury mission, going out with a bang.The last photo transmitted by Messenger before it crashed into the surface of Mercury.

The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left is Orion, known as the 'hunter', is Betelgeuse

The fiery depths of space: Astronomers capture dazzling rainbow nebula swirling round supergiant star

The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left is Orion, known as the 'hunter', is Betelgeuse

MESSENGER's final images. Mercury is beautiful.

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MESSENGER's final images. Mercury is beautiful.

#NASA noticed something strange on the surface of #Mercury. #Scientists Hypothesis is surprising

#NASA noticed something strange on the surface of #Mercury. #Scientists Hypothesis is surprising

Extraordinary video shows entire surface of Mercury in full colour for the first time

Extraordinary video shows entire surface of Mercury in full colour for the first time

Mercury Gif

Mercury Gif

#Astronomy: #Mercury is the closest planet to the #sun and has a thin atmosphere, no air pressure and an extremely high temperature.

#Astronomy: #Mercury is the closest planet to the #sun and has a thin atmosphere, no air pressure and an extremely high temperature.

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