Another World

by Michael O. Allen on February 6, 2008

Mercury–only a hop, a skip, and a jump from our own ravaged but still beautiful earth– shows us a different side of itself.

NASA Spacecraft Streams Back Surprises From Mercury

The recent flyby of Mercury by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has given scientists an entirely new look at a planet once thought to have characteristics similar to those of Earth’s moon. Researchers are amazed by the wealth of images and data that show a unique world with a diversity of geological processes and a very different magnetosphere from the one discovered and sampled more than 30 years ago.

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