Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Probe returns first image of Mercury's unseen side

NASA's Messenger spacecraft has taken its first look at the unseen side of Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun. It has revealed the full extent of Mercury's gigantic Caloris Basin, one of the largest impact craters in the solar system and discovered its first Mercury mystery: unusual dark-rimmed craters.


W.M. Bear said...

WHY ISN'T NASA RELEASING MORE MERCURY PIX??? (I think we all know why....)

wintermuse x9 said...

Because they just got there? Because they're kind of mundane?
Because you're being humorous?

Patience--you'll have all the Mercury photos you can stand in another few days or so.

W.M. Bear said...

You nailed me. I was being humorous (or what passes for humor among me....)