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Historic images as Messenger sends back first pictures of Mercury's surface from orbit. Impact Basins. The surface of Mercury, at first glance, looks very much like that of the Moon, but in fact it is different in several ways. The surface morphology and optical properties of Mercury resemble those of the moon in remarkable detail and record a very similar sequence of events. NASA on Tuesday released the first picture taken of Mercury's surface by the US space agency's orbiting Messenger craft.

The cratering is deeper than on most terrestrial planets because of its lack of an atmosphere. It studied Mercury from 2011 to 2015, when its mission ended. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. Surface Features of Mercury.

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. The surface of Mercury is marred by an impressive number of craters. This image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the Solar System's innermost planet. The first of the Venera missions to include a color TV camera and the first to succeed in obtaining pictures since Venera 10, the Venera 13 lander touched down on 3 March 1982. Chemical and mineralogical similarity of the outer layers of Mercury and the moon is implied; Mercury is probably a differentiated planet with a large iron-rich core. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 06:32 EDT, 31 March 2011 Download this free picture about Mercury Planet Surface Solar from Pixabay's vast library of public domain images and videos.

A NASA mission called MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) became the first probe to orbit Mercury in March 2011. The spacecraft has been orbiting Mercury since March 2011 and is scheduled to crash into the planet's surface on April 30, 2015. Earth 4. Although Mercury's scorching surface is not conducive to life as we know it, an alien hunter believes it could be home to an entire city of extraterrestrials. Differentiation is inferred to have occurred very early. This site is maintained by the Planetary Science Communications team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Goddard Space Flight Center for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Early this morning, at 5:20 am EDT, MESSENGER captured this historic image of Mercury. NASA's Messenger spacecraft was the first dedicated to orbiting Mercury, the solar system's innermost planet. Mercury 2.

Mercury is also famous for the long ridges, or scarps, that run across much of its surface. Artist's impression of NASA's Messenger probe at Mercury. Venus 3. Surface photographs from the Soviet Venera 13 spacecraft. It depends on what qualifies as a picture of a surface. The MESSENGER spacecraft revealed that Mercury has some unique landforms, more smooth plains, and surface compositions (low in iron and high in sulfur) that are unlike any measured on the Moon.