Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Messenger Images



Anonymous said...

I know we're supposed to oohh and ahhh over these kinds of things. And believe me, I love the pictures from the outer solar system, from Voyager, Cassini, etc. But pictures like this of Mercury, the Moon --and even Mars and the hellish Venus -- make me very grateful for Earth.

Most of the solar system is very boring and desolate, and of course uninhabitable.

- MaxiMouse

Michael Tobis said...

mighty big splat there

EliRabett said...

Exactly, there but for the grace of the atmosphere and biosphere go we.

seamus said...

A color-filter version of that image and a few others are available on the MESSENGER website. http://messenger.jhuapl.edu

Terrain not previously seen by spacecraft... that's hella cool!