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NASA probe reveals Mercury's secrets

By T.K. Randall
November 9, 2009 · Comment icon 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 | Comments (3)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Smugfish 13 years ago
Could Mercury have a non-baryonic innermost core?? Is this connected to the 'problem with gravity' TV programme presented by Prof Brian Cox perhaps?
Comment icon #2 Posted by behaviour??? 13 years ago
Could Mercury have a non-baryonic innermost core?? I think we currently are on research with that thing Thanks B???
Comment icon #3 Posted by UtahRaptor 13 years ago
why didn't they say anything about Mercury's polar ice caps? Funny.... I would think that such a thing would be worth mensioning...


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