Friday, April 29, 2016   |   4,900 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in
  Mercury - Blue Velvet
     
Mercury - Blue Velvet
Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Uploader comment: At the center of this scene is an area of dark, deep blue terrain. MESSENGER scientists refer to this as the "Low Reflectance Material (LRM)." Besides being dark across all wavelengths, the LRM reflects less light at longer wavelengths than does average Mercury material.

   

<< Previous image in this category
 Mercury - Pretty, Vacant
Next image in this category >>
 Mercury - But I'm a Creep
 
Comments on this image:
Please Login or Register to post a comment.
Image information
Waspie_Dwarf
May 16, 2012, 9:35 pm
Views:
Comments:
File size:
2202
0
91.04k
 
Upload an image
Recent news stories
Incredible new jellyfish species discovered
Posted 4-29-2016 | 6 comments
Scientists exploring the depths of the Mariana Trench have come across an otherworldly looking creature.
 
Robotic 'mermaid' retrieves deep sea treasure
Posted 4-29-2016 | 4 comments
Scientists have been using a diving robot to recover valuables from a famous 17th century shipwreck.
 
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ