Mercury by Mariner 10 taken in 1974 -  first image of the planet Mercury on 24 March 1974, taken from a distance of 5,380,000 km from the surface of Mercury - NASA

Mercury by Mariner 10 taken in 1974 - first image of the planet Mercury on 24 March 1974, taken from a distance of 5,380,000 km from the surface of Mercury - NASA

Mercury: The images were created using a mosaic of pictures from Nasa's messenger spacecraft, which were then combined to create a video 'flyby' of the planet. 2013

Spinning Mercury: Nasa reveal stunning animation showing giant craters on the planet's surface

Mercury: The images were created using a mosaic of pictures from Nasa's messenger spacecraft, which were then combined to create a video 'flyby' of the planet. 2013

Nasa has released an image taken by the probe's Visual and Infrared Spectrometer (Virs) to reveal distinct features such as volcanic vents and fresh craters. To highlight the geological features, the images have been overlain on a black and white mosaic from the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)

NASA's Messenger reveals close-ups of Mercury's sun-scorched surface

Nasa has released an image taken by the probe's Visual and Infrared Spectrometer (Virs) to reveal distinct features such as volcanic vents and fresh craters. To highlight the geological features, the images have been overlain on a black and white mosaic from the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)

The unmanned Messenger probe has completed its Mercury mission, going out with a bang.The last photo transmitted by Messenger before it crashed into the surface of Mercury.

Messenger's final image before crashing into the surface of Mercury

The unmanned Messenger probe has completed its Mercury mission, going out with a bang.The last photo transmitted by Messenger before it crashed into the surface of Mercury.

Extraordinary video shows entire surface of Mercury in full colour for the first time

Extraordinary video shows entire surface of Mercury in full colour for the first time

Scientists have taken the first colour images of the entire surface of the planet Mercury to reveal a mysterious world of complex geology and extraordinary temperature extremes.

Gravitational Anomalies of Mercury: NASA, GSFC's SVS, JHU's APL, Carnegie Inst. Washington: What's that under the surface of Mercury? The robotic MESSENGER spacecraft that had been orbiting planet Mercury for the past four years had been transmitting its data back to Earth with radio waves of very precise energy. The planet's gravity,

Gravitational Anomalies of Mercury: NASA, GSFC's SVS, JHU's APL, Carnegie Inst. Washington: What's that under the surface of Mercury? The robotic MESSENGER spacecraft that had been orbiting planet Mercury for the past four years had been transmitting its data back to Earth with radio waves of very precise energy. The planet's gravity,

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and has a thin atmosphere, no air pressure and an extremely high temperature.

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and has a thin atmosphere, no air pressure and an extremely high temperature.

NASA noticed something strange on the surface of Mercury. Scientists Hypothesis is surprising

NASA noticed something strange on the surface of Mercury. Scientists Hypothesis is surprising

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