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

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

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

slick93: americaninfographic: Alexander Pohl Interesting even though Lunar (Earth Moon) isn’t a planet but if they are going to add it to this why not display all the other moons from each planet I mean Jupiter has more than 49 and that number if constantly changing

slick93: americaninfographic: Alexander Pohl Interesting even though Lunar (Earth Moon) isn’t a planet but if they are going to add it to this why not display all the other moons from each planet I mean Jupiter has more than 49 and that number if constantly changing

Everything you need to know about the various planetary retrogrades | Mars Retrograde | Jupiter Retrograde | Mercury Retrograde | Neptune Retrograde

Everything you need to know about the various planetary retrogrades | Mars Retrograde | Jupiter Retrograde | Mercury Retrograde | Neptune Retrograde

Mercury Drop. Mercury  (Hg) is the only chemical element (metallic) that is liquid at ambient temperature.

Mercury Drop. Mercury (Hg) is the only chemical element (metallic) that is liquid at ambient temperature.

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

Spinning Mercury: Nasa reveal stunning animation showing giant craters on the planet's surface

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

Check out our 10 Facts About Mercury #Infographic!  http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/10-facts-about-mercury/  With #Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, it’s very difficult to send spacecraft there to visit it, gather information and relay that back to us here on Earth. Nonetheless, we compiled all we know into this awesome infographic!

Check out our 10 Facts About Mercury #Infographic! http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/10-facts-about-mercury/ With #Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, it’s very difficult to send spacecraft there to visit it, gather information and relay that back to us here on Earth. Nonetheless, we compiled all we know into this awesome infographic!

Clearest pic of Mercury / so close to our star / sun - it is a tortured planet - the probe must have had cutting edge heat shielding !!

Space Photo of the Day 2013

Clearest pic of Mercury / so close to our star / sun - it is a tortured planet - the probe must have had cutting edge heat shielding !!

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

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