Nasa has released an image taken by the probe's Visual and Infrared Spectrometer…

NASA's Messenger reveals close-ups of Mercury's sun-scorched surface

Nasa has released an image taken by the probe's Visual and Infrared Spectrometer…

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

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

Spinning Mercury: Nasa reveal stunning animation showing giant craters on the planet's surface

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

The unmanned Messenger probe has completed its Mercury mission, going out with a bang.The last photo transmitted by Messenger before it crashed into the surface of Mercury.

Messenger's final image before crashing into the surface of Mercury

The unmanned Messenger probe has completed its Mercury mission, going out with a bang.The last photo transmitted by Messenger before it crashed into the surface of Mercury.

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The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left is Orion, known as the 'hunter', is Betelgeuse

The fiery depths of space: Astronomers capture dazzling rainbow nebula swirling round supergiant star

The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left is Orion, known as the 'hunter', is Betelgeuse

NASA noticed something strange on the surface of Mercury. Scientists Hypothesis is surprising.

NASA noticed something strange on the surface of Mercury. Scientists Hypothesis is surprising.

Scientists have taken the first colour images of the entire surface of the planet Mercury to reveal a mysterious world of complex geology and extraordinary temperature extremes.

Extraordinary video shows entire surface of Mercury in full colour for the first time

Scientists have taken the first colour images of the entire surface of the planet Mercury to reveal a mysterious world of complex geology and extraordinary temperature extremes.

Here's why the surface of Mercury is so dark: What you're seeing is the aftermath of the tiny planet growing up.

Here's why the surface of Mercury is so dark: What you're seeing is the aftermath of the tiny planet growing up.

What's that under the surface of Mercury? The robotic MESSENGER spacecraft that had been orbiting planet Mercury for the past four years had been transmitting its data back to Earth with radio waves of very precise energy. The planet's gravity, however, slightly changed this energy when measured on Earth, which enabled the reconstruction of a gravity map of unprecedented precision. Here gravitational anomalies are shown in false-color, superposed on an image of the planet's cratered surface…

What's that under the surface of Mercury? The robotic MESSENGER spacecraft that had been orbiting planet Mercury for the past four years had been transmitting its data back to Earth with radio waves of very precise energy. The planet's gravity, however, slightly changed this energy when measured on Earth, which enabled the reconstruction of a gravity map of unprecedented precision. Here gravitational anomalies are shown in false-color, superposed on an image of the planet's cratered surface…

The robotic MESSENGER spacecraft that had been orbiting planet Mercury for the past four years had been transmitting its data back to Earth with radio waves of very precise energy. The planet's gravity, however, slightly changed this energy when measured on Earth, which enabled the reconstruction of a gravity map of unprecedented precision. Here gravitational anomalies are shown in false-color, superposed on an image of the planet's cratered surface.

The robotic MESSENGER spacecraft that had been orbiting planet Mercury for the past four years had been transmitting its data back to Earth with radio waves of very precise energy. The planet's gravity, however, slightly changed this energy when measured on Earth, which enabled the reconstruction of a gravity map of unprecedented precision. Here gravitational anomalies are shown in false-color, superposed on an image of the planet's cratered surface.

#NASA noticed something strange on the surface of #Mercury. #Scientists Hypothesis is surprising

#NASA noticed something strange on the surface of #Mercury. #Scientists Hypothesis is surprising

Stunning New Images From Mercury MESSENGER Spacecraft Released Ahead Of Crash

Stunning New Images From Mercury MESSENGER Spacecraft Released Ahead Of Crash

This image, acquired yesterday, is one of NASA's MESSENGER's last. Today, April 30, 2015, the spacecraft will complete its highly successful orbital mission and impact the surface of Mercury.

This image, acquired yesterday, is one of NASA's MESSENGER's last. Today, April 30, 2015, the spacecraft will complete its highly successful orbital mission and impact the surface of Mercury.

Here's why the surface of Mercury is so dark. For years, scientists have wondered why Mercury is so dark. It doesn't have as much iron and titanium as the Moon, so it should be brighter. A team at Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Laboratory finally has the answer, though.

Here's why the surface of Mercury is so dark

Here's why the surface of Mercury is so dark. For years, scientists have wondered why Mercury is so dark. It doesn't have as much iron and titanium as the Moon, so it should be brighter. A team at Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Laboratory finally has the answer, though.

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