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Dark Stains on Mercury Reveal Its Ancient Crust - Universe Today
Ever since the MESSENGER spacecraft entered orbit around Mercury in 2011, and indeed even since Mariner 10‘s flyby in 1974, peculiar “dark spots” observed on the planet’s surface have intrigued scientists as to their composition and origin. Now, thanks to high-resolution spectral data acquired by MESSENGER during the last few months of its mission, researchers have confirmed that … Continue reading "Dark Stains on Mercury Reveal Its Ancient Crust"