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Mercury's Surface Resembles Rare Meteorites

New information from NASA's MESSENGER probe suggests that the mysterious innermost planet is much more similar to certain meteorites than to other planets in the solar system

September 25, 2012 — Charles Q. Choi and SPACE.com

Self-Image: Mars Rover Takes Its Own Portrait

That's no Instagram filter lending a nostalgic sepia tint to the image above. The reddish haze pervading the photo of NASA's Curiosity rover comes from a protective dust cover shielding the lens of the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), which took the picture September 7...

September 10, 2012
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