Friday, July 4, 2008

MESSENGER at Mercury

Not Io related, but still interesting. There is a new special issue in Science on results from the MESSENGER flyby of Mercury this past January. One of the most interesting results were from FIPS instrument which suggested the presence of water ions in Mercury's rarefied atmosphere.

In the last day, I've been playing around the with the images of Mercury taken by MESSENGER last January. Here are a selection:

1 comment:

  1. Nice work. Can I ask where you got the MDIS data to work with?