Space & Astronomy
NASA probe reveals Mercury's secrets
By T.K. Randall
November 9, 2009 · 3 comments
Image Credit: NASA
NASA's Messenger spacecraft has returned data revealing several things previously unknown about the nearest planet to the sun, including an abundance of minerals and evidence of extensive volcanic activity.
Mercury, the oddest of the rocky planets, has been little understood by scientists. But on a swing by the planet, NASA's Messenger sent back intriguing data about Mercury's surface minerals and volcanic activity.
Source: Christian Science Monitor
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