Kristen Cecilia Riha
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Tectonically Active Planet Mercury
Tectonically Active Planet Mercury | nasa.gov | "New NASA-funded research suggests that Mercury is contracting even today, joining Earth as a tectonically active planet. Images obtained by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft reveal previously undetected small fault scarps— cliff-like landforms that resemble stair steps." Click to read and share the full article, as well as links to other articles about this project.
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)