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2014-03-17 04:40:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has uncovered evidence that Mercury has contracted far more than previously believed over the past four billion years, according to research appearing in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. In fact, lead author and Carnegie Institution of Washington planetary geologist Paul K. Byrne and colleagues analyzed global imaging and topographic data from the US space agency-sponsored mission...

Mercury Has Unusual Tectonic Landforms
2012-11-16 09:30:37

[ Watch the Video: What Is Mercury ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MESSENGER, in orbit around Mercury since March of last year, has discovered assemblages of tectonic landforms unlike any previously found on Mercury or elsewhere in the Solar System. Smithsonian scientist Thomas Watters published the findings in the December issue of Geology. Mercury's surface is covered with deformational landforms, formed by faulting in response to horizontal contraction or...

Mars Express Finds Complex History On The Martian Surface
2012-07-05 14:43:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An image taken by the ESA's Mars Express has revealed an area on the Red Planet that has quite a complex history. The orbiter snapped a photo at the Melas Dorsa region on Mars on April 17 with its high-resolution stereo camera. The area is found in the famous Valles Marineris canyon, and sits in the volcanic highlands of Mars between Sinai and Thaumasia Plana. The image shows wrinkled ridges, some unusual intersecting faults, and...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.