MESSENGER spacecraft provides first global topographical model of Mercury [feedly]

lunes, 9 de mayo de 2016

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MESSENGER spacecraft provides first global topographical model of Mercury
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Using data captured by NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft, a team of scientists has constructed the first complete digital elevation model (DEM) of the planet Mercury. The newly-released map reveals the geographical highs and lows of the innermost planet in our solar system, as well as highlighting a number of fascinating surface characteristics.

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Category: Space

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