Nasa has released an image taken by the probe's Visual and Infrared Spectrometer (Virs) to reveal distinct features such as volcanic vents and fresh craters. To highlight the geological features, the images have been overlain on a black and white mosaic from the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)

NASA's Messenger reveals close-ups of Mercury's sun-scorched surface

Nasa has released an image taken by the probe's Visual and Infrared Spectrometer (Virs) to reveal distinct features such as volcanic vents and fresh craters. To highlight the geological features, the images have been overlain on a black and white mosaic from the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)

Silkworm Nebula : IRAS 17441-2411 Image : NASA Sun Kwok and Kate Su (University of Calgary) and Bruce Hrivnak (Valparaiso University)

Silkworm Nebula : IRAS 17441-2411 Image : NASA Sun Kwok and Kate Su (University of Calgary) and Bruce Hrivnak (Valparaiso University)

The Sun in extreme ultraviolet light, as seen by the SDO observatory in February, 2014.

The Sun in extreme ultraviolet light, as seen by the SDO observatory in February, 2014.

Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.

Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.

NASA Releases Stunning Video of "Fiery Looping Rain on the Sun". And God designed our world to protect us from this.

NASA Releases Stunning Video of 'Fiery Looping Rain on the Sun'

NASA Releases Stunning Video of "Fiery Looping Rain on the Sun". And God designed our world to protect us from this.

Solar Ballet on the Sun  Sometimes, the Sun itself seems to dance. NASA's Sun...

Solar Ballet on the Sun Sometimes, the Sun itself seems to dance. NASA's Sun...

Use the first few pages only - This NASA storybook for children tells the story of the sun. The easy-to-understand text and graphics make it a useful classroom tool for younger students.

Use the first few pages only - This NASA storybook for children tells the story of the sun. The easy-to-understand text and graphics make it a useful classroom tool for younger students.

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