Saturday, 23 February 2013

Video: Colorful Map of Mercury Snapped by NASA Spacecraft


Colors of the Innermost Planet: View 2

Date: 22 February 2013 Time: 03:00 PM ET
 
A new video by a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mercury is showing the closest planet to the sun like never before, revealing the rocky world as an oddly colorful planet.

Scientists created the new video of Mercury from space using images captured by NASA's Messenger spacecraft, which has been studying the small planet from orbit since 2011. The video shows a complete global map of Mercury as it spins on its axis and was assembled using thousands of photos into a single view.
 
More - Link >>> http://www.space.com/19920-mercury-color-video-messenger-spacecraft.html

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