Lectures and Talks

Frontiers Lecture: Mercury Rising

Monday, June 11, 2018

Mercury taken by Messenger

First surface features of Mercury imaged by Messenger Spacecraft after it began orbiting the planet on March 18, 2011. The 50 mile wide rayed crater Debussy is seen to the upper right.

Thanks to NASA’s completed MESSENGER probe mission, we can now explore Mercury in detail. Resembling our Moon, and with a similar atmosphere, our solar system’s innermost planet has enough activity in its interior to generate a small magnetic field. Join guides Denton Ebel and Carter Emmart for an up-close examination of our solar system’s smallest planet.

 

 

 

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