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 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)

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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

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

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Colors of the Innermost Planet: This  image of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map  during MESSENGER's primary mission.  These colors are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury's surface. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. #Mercury #Geology #nasa

Colors of the Innermost Planet: This image of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map during MESSENGER's primary mission. These colors are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury's surface. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. #Mercury #Geology #nasa

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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

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Mercury close up: The best pictures from Nasa's Messenger spacecraft mission - Telegraph

Mercury close up: The best pictures from Nasa's Messenger spacecraft mission - Telegraph

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April 30, 2015, the MESSENGER spacecraft sent its final image. Closeup of Mercury surface with craters. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

April 30, 2015, the MESSENGER spacecraft sent its final image. Closeup of Mercury surface with craters. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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Mercury's Surface in Exaggerated Color.  The robotic MESSENGER spacecraft recently completed over 100 orbits of Mercury. MESSENGER's cameras have recorded detailed pictures utilizing eight different colors across visible and near infrared light, exploring the surface composition and looking for clues to the history and evolution of the solar system's innermost planet. This sharp image combines three of the MESSENGER wide angle camera's colors, but in exaggerated fashion. Otherwise, to the…

Mercury's Surface in Exaggerated Color. The robotic MESSENGER spacecraft recently completed over 100 orbits of Mercury. MESSENGER's cameras have recorded detailed pictures utilizing eight different colors across visible and near infrared light, exploring the surface composition and looking for clues to the history and evolution of the solar system's innermost planet. This sharp image combines three of the MESSENGER wide angle camera's colors, but in exaggerated fashion. Otherwise, to the…

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