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An Enhanced Image of Planet Mercury – NASA

An image of the planet Mercury produced by NASA’s MESSENGER probe is seen in an updated picture released on April 16th 2015.

“The colours are not what they would look like to the human eye, but they are used to enhance the chemical, mineralogical and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury’s surface,” — according to NASA.

The MESSENGER spacecraft, which made surprising discoveries of ice and other materials on Mercury, will make a crash landing into the planet around April 30th.

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credit: Reuters, NASA