Best Images Ever of Mercury's Scorched Surface [Slide Show]
As the MESSENGER spacecraft prepares a planned death plunge into the planet's surface, the mission has sent back some of the best images ever taken of Mercury
Credits: Credit: NASA/Carnegie/JHUAPL
SHADOWS Permanent shadows in craters on Mercury's surface allow ice to survive there.
COSMIC CRATER Mercury's Fuller crater may contain ice from a cosmic collision.
SCARPS Long ridges, or 'scarps', run across Mercury's surface. Now researchers have found smaller versions of these formations on the planet.
HOLLOW MESSENGER first spotted 'hollows' on Mercury in 2011, but the latest images show these depressions in greater detail.
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