After over six years, NASA's spacecraft Messenger finally reached Mercury and started sending some really impressive images from the planet's surface.
The spacecraft, which launched in 2004 and entered orbit around Mercury on March 17, will circle the solar system's innermost planet for a year, mapping out its hot, rocky surface and providing what's anticipated to be a wealth of information never gleaned before during quick glimpses from fly-by missions.
The above image is credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington.
|The Killer Downside of Warp Drive Engines|
|Turning an Oyster Card into a Resin Ring with RFID and Antennae|
|Packing for a World Tour|
|More Strange Vacations: Get a Nice Glow in Chernobyl|
|Time Travel Could be a Real Possibility Say Scientists|
|Ubuntu 17.10 Artful "What the Fuck" Aardvark|
|AI and Robotic Arms Remove Trash from Recycling|
|“Previously unknown plastic contamination in the tap water of cities around the world.”|
|“Google is our modern man's God.”|
|iotacons: Pixelated Art by Andy Rash|
|“Millions of Americans are hassled to pay back money they don’t owe.”|
|"100 of its members occupied the Opera Apple Store in Paris, demanding the company pay its taxes."|
|“End your life with a click.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|As of December 1st, 2017, all Smartphones Sold in Canada Must be Unlocked|
|“The results of its People You May Know algorithm are anything but obvious.”|