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Messenger Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging

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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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MESSENGER MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging


messenger.jhuapl.edu

Of Interest: This image, captured by the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC), shows a number of trails of small craters. These trails, called secondary crater chains, are formed when ejecta from an initial impact are launched outward. As the ejecta fall back onto the planet's surface, they can form their own, often overlapping, small craters.
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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Trails/Marks on MERCURY? Disclosure is here peoples. It may not be obvious, but they will slowly start to leak information, as more information becomes available.

These are some of the first ever detail pictures of mercury, ever, With this mission. And as you know, there are reasons that NASA goes anywhere, which is more than just science experiments So whatever we find, will be of good value. And good value to ATS of course!!

But do you think these are really craters? or some type of tracks.

just sayin'



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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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Here's the picture from the article:::



messenger.jhuapl.edu...

(anyone know how to make a picture show up in the actual page?)
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 02:08 PM
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Ummm....pretty sure just craters. I can't see what "tracks" are there other than impact craters...unless what made them is a peg leg...



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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But that being said....it is very cool to see images from our planetary neighbors.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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There is trails of craters like this on the moon I have seen them on here somewhere, I'm sure people were going on about it being aliens on that thread too.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 03:42 PM
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Mercury's interaction with Earth was early on in human history.
About the time the Tower of Babble fell.
The powerful EM shock wave left mankind dazed.
This from the Velikovsky archive online.
www.varchive.org...
So wonder if Mercury is a metal rock instead of multiple compounds.
If Tesla saucers ever go to the Moon and find something completely
different than we found last time what would happen. Do not think
we will go father that remote exploration of Mercury. But then again
will we be told the truth.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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Mercury is pretty heavy, probably a metal core of some bigger planet which was destroyed.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 05:26 PM
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The best way to expose elements on a rocky planet, cheaply, is to hit it with another rock. Analyze the compounds and see if it is worth mining. Sorry for errors posted from mobile. More later.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:17 PM
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Originally posted by sbctinfantry
The best way to expose elements on a rocky planet, cheaply, is to hit it with another rock. Analyze the compounds and see if it is worth mining. Sorry for errors posted from mobile. More later.


Do you believe that anyone, terrestrial or otherwise, would bother going to such an incredibly hot planet for any reason?

I don't, if it's not absolutely worth it. Unless we find in the future that Mercury is mineable, plausible to mine, and immensely beneficial, it's ridiculous to entertain such theories.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:31 PM
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Thank you for that link! I've been following Messenger since launch, and it is awesome.

2)
I'll respect your opinion, but note that there are a LOT of observed instances of this (secondary craters) in all planets that have been closely studied, so I think they have reason to be pretty sure about them being created by ejecta. (they've studied this in Mars, with the rovers.)

Peace.
Drakus



posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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Is there any way to verify electrical activity caused cratering.
I mean in the case of close encounters and not from projectiles.
This was brought up by Velikovsky as a possible cosmic event.
Mercury small and fast might have gone by quickly and set off
a giant bolt that destroyed the Tower of Babble and traumatizing
a lot people.



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