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Lighting Up Mercury’s Shadowy North Pole

Part of a stereographic projection of Mercury's north pole Talk about northern exposure! This is a section of a much…

9 years ago

Mercury’s Surface is Full of Sulfur

The southern portion of Mercury's Vivaldi basin and outlying rugged terrain Named for the 17th-century Venetian composer, the southern half…

10 years ago

“The Hobbit” Author Gets a Crater on Mercury

Here's a little something to please fans of space, art and fantasy alike (and those who enjoy all three): on…

10 years ago

Postcards From The (Inner) Edge

As the world turns its gaze outward in anticipation of the arrival of Mars Science Laboratory -- with its hair-raising…

10 years ago

An Epic Crater Called Odysseus

On June 28 NASA's Cassini spacecraft passed by Tethys, a 1,062-kilometer (662-mile) -wide moon of Saturn that's made almost entirely…

10 years ago

Exploration at its Finest: Cassini Visits Dione

[/caption] After completing its most recent flyby of Enceladus, Cassini made a pass by Dione -- its final visit of…

10 years ago

Scientists Suggest Evidence of Recent Lunar Volcanism

[/caption] A team of researchers at India's Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) claims it has found evidence of relatively recent volcanic…

10 years ago

MESSENGER Gets It Donne

[/caption] Named after the 17th-century metaphysical poet, Mercury's Donne crater was captured in this image by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft. The…

10 years ago

A Peek at a Pitch-Black Pit

[/caption] MESSENGER captured this high-resolution image of an elongated pit crater within the floor of the 355-km (220-mile) -wide crater…

10 years ago

Mercury Down Under

[/caption] NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, about to wrap up its first full year in orbit around Mercury, captured this view of…

10 years ago